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After earning mixed reviews and modest ratings in its first season, “Turn: Washington’s Spies” (formerly “Turn”) is looking to land with a little more fanfare for its second go-around.
Starring Jaime Bell as a British soldier spying for Washington during the American Revolutionary War, the AMC drama burst onto the scene as a high-concept and lavishly-produced lead-in to the final season of “Mad Men.” But “Turn” only earned a 50 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and slipped in the ratings after a promising premiere.
If the Season 2 trailer is any indication, AMC hasn’t given up on “Turn” just yet. Rebranded with a new title and set to air on a new night — AMC has it slotted for Monday nights, after “Better Call Saul” proved that the network could attract eyeballs to its programming there — “Turn: Washington’s Spies” is coming in full-force. The trailer highlights the mix of soapy intrigue that’s come to be central to “Turn,” including stories of adultery, deception and, yes, espionage.
The new season is set to premiere on April 13 at 9pm with two back-to-back episodes. Watch the full trailer at the top of the post.