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TURN: Washington’s Spies Renewed for a Third Season

Today, AMC announced that TURN: Washington’s Spies has been renewed for a third season. 10 new episodes will premiere on AMC in 2016.

Audiences and critics agree: TURN: Washington’s Spies is high-quality television worth watching. AMC’s Revolutionary War period drama delivered an average of 1.6 million viewers in its second season. The show’s social media community grew larger as well, with a 70% increase in Twitter followers and a 26% increase in Facebook followers. Plus, there was a spike in social conversation in mid-June, as fans showed their commitment to the show via a #RenewTURN Twitter campaign.

Critics were rooting for TURN: Washington’s Spies as well. Season 2 achieved favorable audience scores on both Rotten Tomatoes (97%) and IMDb (8.0 out of 10) as well as widespread critical praise:

  • “As lavish and well-acted as ever and promising more intricate intrigues.” – Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
  • “Newcomers to the series… can just let the pleasures of this handsome and well-acted period piece wash over them.” – Nancy Dewolf Smith, The Wall Street Journal
  • “A good, solid, intelligent, well-made show.” – Verne Gay, Newsday
  • “Like Abe, the series is moving with increased confidence and ingenuity, and like his cause, [Season 2] looks like a winner.” – Christine Seghers, IGN

“We loved what we saw creatively from the TURN: Washington’s Spies team in Season 2, and the show achieved something that is increasingly rare in television today – a growing audience during the season,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. “TURN: Washington’s Spies has carved out a meaningful space in AMC’s ‘eclectic by design’ programming palette. We look forward to working with [executive producers] Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, the expanded cast, and the entire ‘TURN’ team on Season 3.”

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