Abe is George Washington's most important spy, the centerpiece of the Culper Ring. Codenamed "Samuel Culper" by none other than Washington himself, Abe operates behind enemy lines on Long Island, gathering intelligence from the British headquarters in New York City. In Season One, Abe transformed from a humble cabbage farmer reluctant to get involved in the war to a dedicated patriot who murdered a kindly Redcoat to preserve his cover.
Season Two saw Abe harden into an experienced double agent, one who expanded his activities but needed more lies to cover them.Though his loyalist father learned he was a spy and tried to block him, Abe was able to cultivate a source in New York. The season ended with a cliffhanger, as Abe was captured by the mercenary Robert Rogers. Rogers intends to use him as bait to gain revenge on John André, the head of British intelligence. Abe's new challenge will be keeping both himself and the Culper Ring alive while navigating a host of enemies, several of whom want to see him hanged.
While still a teenager, Jamie Bell shot to worldwide fame starring in the title role of Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot. He received many honors for his performance, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the British Independent Film Award for Best Newcomer. Next, Bell portrayed Charles Dickens' memorable character Smike in writer/director Douglas McGrath's screen adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby, for which he and his colleagues shared the National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble.
His subsequent films include David Gordon Green's Undertow; Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy; Peter Jackson's epic King Kong; Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Flags of Our Fathers; Arie Posin's The Chumscrubber; Doug Liman's Jumper; Edward Zwick's Defiance; and David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe (aka Mister Foe), for which he earned a British Independent Film Award nomination and a BAFTA (Scotland) Award for Best Actor. Bell also starred in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Asger Leth's Man on a Ledge, John Baird's Filth, Snowpiercer, and Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Vol. II.
He recently completed production on 6 Days.