Colonial Williamsburg welcomes AMC’s hit Revolutionary War drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” back to the Revolutionary City for season-four filming on Monday, March 6.
To accommodate production, the Tavern parking lot on the south side of Francis Street near Blair Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday, March 5 through 9 p.m. on the day of filming. Intermittent traffic stoppages are expected on Francis Street in that area, while Waller Street will be closed between Francis and Lafayette streets most of the day. Production will likewise impact some bike and pedestrian traffic and site access in the eastern portion of the Historic Area and near the Governor’s Palace.
The Revolutionary City hosted four previous production visits for seasons two and three of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” in a partnership facilitated by the Commonwealth through the Virginia Film Office. Virginia Tourism Corp. advertisements featuring Colonial Williamsburg aired nationally during episodes both seasons.
Based on the book “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring” by historian Alexander Rose, “TURN: Washington’s Spies” stars Jamie Bell as Abraham 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 war.
In addition to Bell, the series stars 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, Samuel Roukin as Captain John Simcoe, Ian Kahn as George Washington, Ksenia Solo as Peggy Shippen, Owain Yeoman as Benedict Arnold and Nick Westrate as Robert Townsend.
The show has filmed at other Virginia locations including Richmond, Petersburg, Tuckahoe, at the Shirley and Scotchtown plantations and on the Historic Campus of the College of William & Mary.