1:50pm PT by Kate Stanhope
AMC Renews 'Turn' for Third Season
Turn will return.
AMC has renewed the Revolutionary War drama for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The series will return in 2016 with 10 new episodes.
Based on the book Washington's Spies from Alexander Rose, Turn stars Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Kevin R. McNally, Meegan Warner, Burn Gorman, Angus Macfadyen, JJ Feild, Samuel Roukin, Ksenia Solo, Owain Yeoman and Ian Kahn as George Washington.
Craig Silverstein (Nikita) serves as showrunner and exec produces with Barry Josephson (Bones).
"We loved what we saw creatively from the Turn: Washington’s Spies team in season two, and the show achieved something that is increasingly rare in television today — a growing audience during the season," said AMC and SundanceTV president Charlie Collier. "Turn continues to attract a dedicated and distinctively upscale audience across multiple platforms, and it has carved out a meaningful space in AMC’s ‘eclectic by design’ programming palette. We look forward to working with Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, the expanded cast and entire Turn team on season three."
A modest but stable performer, Turn has been averaging 1.6 million live-plus-same-day viewers and 643,000 adults 18-49 in season two.
Turn's renewal joins returning shows The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Better Call Saul, the freshman drama Humans and the upcoming final season of Hell on Wheels. Although the cable network also bid farewell to Mad Men in May, it is getting ready to unveil several new series including Into the Badlands, The Night Manager and the highly anticipated spinoff Fear the Walking Dead.