We never tell a lie. Grab your calendar and save the date March 22 because that’s the day Anchor Bay Entertainment releases AMC’s critically acclaimed Revolutionary War drama “Turn: Washington’s Spies-The Complete Second Season” on DVD. The three-disc set contains all 10 episodes from the second season of the series that reveals the true story of the turncoats of the American Revolution who gave birth to modern spycraft during the birth of our country. By George, the DVD set is also filled with insightful bonus features about the making of this stylish cloak-and-dagger series including featurettes and deleted scenes.
Jamie Bell stars as Abraham Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island during the Revolutionary War who bands together with his childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, America’s first spy ring. “Turn: Washington’s Spies-The Complete Second Season” moves deeper into the battles waged by soldiers and civilians alike in the pursuit of freedom and the sacrifices they’re willing to make to secure it. As Abe becomes more committed to the Culper Ring activities, George Washington (marvelously portrayed by Ian Kahn, whose work is considered the best of an actor to play the Father of the Country) battles both personal demons and betrayal from within his ranks that threaten both his leadership and the fate of the revolution. As the colonies struggle to become a nation, the outcome of the revolution will hinge on alliances both on and off the battlefield.
Along with Bell and Kahn, the series features a talented cast including Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull, Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett, Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rogers, JJ Feild as Major John André, and Samuel Roukin as Captain John Simcoe. Joining the cast for season two are Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen and Owain Yeoman as Benedict Arnold.
Info you need to know: “Turn: Washington’s Spies – The Complete Second Season” is based on the book “Washington’s Spies” by Alexander Rose. The author and historian served as a consultant for the first season and joins the writing staff for season two.
More info you need to know: the collection’s bonus features include “Inside Turn: Washington’s Spies”; deleted and extended “scenes; and featurettes “A Treacherous Trio” and “Washington & Billy Lee
Still more info you need to know: Each episode offers new twists and unexpected turns that will have viewers on the edge of their seats and wondering where it will all lead, making “Turn: Washington’s Spies-The Complete Second Season” a history lesson like no other.