Craig Silverstein Talks New Characters; Samuel Roukin Explains Danger of Simcoe

turn-episode-202-benedict-arnold-owain-yeoman-325 This week, Craig Silverstein discusses new Season 2 characters, while Samuel Roukin explains why Simcoe is dangerous. Plus, TVRuckus has a Season 2 video preview. Read on for more:

IGN showcases a video of Executive Producer Craig Silverstein introducing some new Season 2 faces, including Benedict Arnold (who’s “still years away from betraying his brothers-in-arms”), and explaining the new facets of George Washington that will be on display.

• Samuel Roukin, interviewed by UpcomingDiscs.com, explains that Simcoe is dangerous because he has “a very specific moral compass which has consequences if disobeyed, and he acts on it in a lethal and brutal manner.”

TVRuckus posts a video preview for Season 2, as “the story continues during 1777, when it was believed that the newly declared United States of America was losing the war.”
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Video – Meet the New Characters of TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2

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The two-hour season premiere of TURN: Washington’s Spies is just a few weeks away. Season 2 will feature a few new faces, including infamous traitor Benedict Arnold, alluring socialite Peggy Shippen, and mysterious new Culper Ring recruit Robert Townsend. Season 2 will also provide a closer look at General George Washington as both a man and a leader. Check out The New Characters of TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 video now for never-before-seen footage and commentary from the cast and creators. Then watch the latest Season 2 trailer, “American Crisis.”

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – Behind the Scenes of TURN: Washington’s Spies: Art to Image

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What goes into making a historical production like TURN: Washington’s Spies come to life? Watch the behind-the-scenes video “Art to Image” to find out how an entire revolutionary world was recreated, featuring insights from some of television’s hardest-working crew members, including Production Designer Caroline Hanania, Costume Designer Donna Zakowska, and Property Master Kelly Farrah.

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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TURN: Washington’s Spies Q&A – Kelly Farrah (Property Master)

turn-washingtons-spies-kelly-farrah-325Kelly Farrah, Property Master for AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, talks about some of the props that were built from scratch for the series and hunting down an original coin from 1605.

Q: As the show’s property master, what are your first steps when you receive a script?

A: I go through it and find everything that’s mentioned in particular. If somebody reads a letter, eats a meal, fires a gun, looks at a map, or anything like that, that’s my responsibility. I also find incidental things that aren’t in the script — all of the unseen items you have to take into account, too. For example, every time you’re dealing with a soldier, there are muskets and things like that. Then you get them or make them or do whatever you have to do to obtain the items.

Q: How challenging was it to find period-specific props? Were there any you had a lot of trouble finding or were unable to find at all?

A: If you’re a historical type of prop master, which I have always been, you have a general idea of where to get things from. A lot of items are still made for reenactors, and there’s a lot of original stuff out there still. Sometimes you look online and see something interesting, but don’t realize how hard it is to actually find.

Q: What are some examples of props that had to be built from scratch for the show? Which took the longest to create? Which were the most satisfying to build?

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TheWrap Features Character Portraits; TVLine Spotlights New Season 2 Photos

turn-season-2-press-kit-abe-bell-325This week, TheWrap features character portraits from TURN: Washington’s Spies, while TVLine debuts new Season 2 photos. Plus, MovieWeb offers a deleted scene from the Season 1 DVD. Read on for more:

TVLine “crossed enemy lines at great peril” to debut some new Season 2 photos of characters like Anna, Abe and George Washington.

• Ahead of the Apr. 13 Season 2 premiere, TheWrap debuts character portraits of the show’s stars.

MovieWeb premieres a Season 1 deleted scene, where “Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman) proclaims that anyone found engaging in treasonous acts will be hanged then burned.”
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Photos – Ten New TURN: Washington’s Spies First-Look Images From Season 2

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Get in the revolutionary spirit with ten new TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 First-Look Photos, featuring sneak peek images of characters including Abraham Woodhull, Anna Strong, John Graves Simcoe (in a new uniform!), General George Washington, and Benedict Arnold. Afterwards, watch the latest Season 2 trailers, clips and teasers for TURN: Washington Spies here.

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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TURN: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray

TURN-season-1-dvd-325x325TURN: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season is now available on DVD and on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The set includes all 10 episodes from Season 1, plus deleted scenes and insightful bonus featurettes about the making of the series.

A character-driven drama set during the Revolutionary War, TURN: Washington’s Spies takes viewers behind the battlefront to a shadow war fought by everyday heroes who vowed to keep their heroics a secret. Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, the series centers on Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island who bands together with a disparate group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring. Together, they risk their lives and honor and turn against family and King for a fight they believe in passionately, ultimately helping George Washington turn the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the rebels. Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern spycraft as we know it today.

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Video – A Look at Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies

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The Season 2 premiere of TURN: Washington’s Spies is less than a month away. Curious to know what’s ahead in the new season? According to showrunner Craig Silverstein, “Season 2 is about seeing the Culper Ring in action. Abe is no longer the reluctant spy. He is the spy who’s doubled down. He’s going to do anything it takes.” Check out the “A Look at Season 2″ preview for new footage and more details from Silverstein, executive producer Barry Josephson, and series stars Jamie Bell (Abraham Woodhull), Heather Lind (Anna Strong), Samuel Roukin (Captain Simcoe), Ian Kahn (George Washington), Owain Yeoman (Benedict Arnold), and Kevin McNally (Judge Richard Woodhull), who teases that Season 2 “gets a hell of a lot more bloody.”

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Photos – TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 Character Gallery

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Get a first look at the key players in the new season of TURN: Washington’s Spies by checking out the Season 2 character photos gallery, featuring Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell), Ben Tallmadge (Seth Numrich), Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall), Anna Strong (Heather Lind), Mary Woodhull (Meegan Warner), Judge Richard Woodhull (Kevin R. McNally), Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman), Robert Rogers (Angus Macfadyen), Major John André (JJ Feild), Captain John Simcoe (Samuel Roukin), George Washington (Ian Kahn), and Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman). Then, watch the latest trailers, clips and teasers for TURN: Washington Spies here.

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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TV Guide Debuts New Trailer; THR Goes Behind the Scenes of Poster Shoot

turn-episode-204-abraham-bell-325This week, TV Guide debuts a new Season 2 trailer, while The Hollywood Reporter goes behind the scenes of the Season 2 poster photo shoot. Plus, Entertainment Weekly features an extra from the upcoming Season 1 DVD. Read on for more:

TV Guide debuts a trailer for Season 2 — which premieres April 13 — and notes, “The stakes are getting higher.” Den of Geek (which describes the show as “sensational”) and ComingSoon.net also check out the trailer.

The Hollywood Reporter goes behind the scenes of the Season 2 poster photo shoot, which featured Jamie Bell and most of the major cast members.

• Ahead of the Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray release on March 17, Entertainment Weekly boasts a DVD extra, “From Art to Image,” that examines the art and history behind the show.
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