AMC said it has ordered a fourth and final (10-episode) season of American Revolution-era drama series Turn: Washington's Spies, to air in 2017.
AMC said the show performed well among affluent audiences and that the third season wrapped with four successive weeks of ratings growth, "increasingly rare in today's environment." Overall the third season averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode and nearly 600,000 in the 25-54 age bracket.
Craig Silverstein, the spy-ring drama's executive producer and showrunner, has renewed an overall two-year development agreement with AMC for season four and to develop new projects for the programmer. Silverstein said in a release, in part, “I am so pleased to be able to bring the story of the Culper Ring to its epic conclusion, at the point where the revolutionary war ends and the great American experiment truly begins.”
AMC's Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, said in the release that the series "has always had a lofty goal -- to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up. To capture the truth about the choice regular people had to make to support what has become the United States of America. It frequently involved turning against friends and family, and it always involved risking everything. Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, and their incredible team introduced us to the Culper Ring who have reminded us that without human intelligence, the war may have had a very different outcome. We are excited to see this story of betrayal and rebellion, and the sacrifices therein, through to completion in a fourth season.”
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