TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 3 arrives on Amazon in the UK
Staff Reporter | On 27, Apr 2016Reading time: 2 mins
Season 3 of TURN: Washington’s Spies has arrived on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
AMC’s Revolutionary War spy thriller, starring Jamie Bell, is based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring. The show first aired back in 2014, before being renewed for a second season in 2015 and a third season for this spring. Amazon snapped up the exclusive UK rights shortly after the first season, which means that Amazon Prime Video subscribers can now stream the show’s third run.
Bell return as Abraham “Abe” Woodhull, as the 10-episode season builds towards one of the most notorious moments in American history – the treasonous defection of Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman). Behind enemy lines on Long Island, former cabbage farmer Abe is a spy for the Patriots, reporting directly to George Washington (Ian Kahn). Embedded within the Continental Army, Benedict Arnold is seduced to become an informant for the British. As the consequences of their espionage ripple through the battlefield, the spy game becomes a race to see which mole will be unmasked first. In 1778, there is only one fate that awaits a captured spy – the hangman’s noose.
In addition to Bell, Yeoman and Kahn, the series stars Seth Numrich as Benjamin 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 and Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rogers.
Spoilers for Season 2 are in the following paragraph
Gorman has previously said in promo materials for the third run that it starts with a bang and hits the ground running. Bell tells AMC: “Well when you think of where we left off from the last season, my character in particular is in quite a predicament since he’s in the clutches of the greatest mercenary and hunter that the frontier has known, Robert Rogers. We literally rejoin the season in the same moment, the very same second, that we left off on. For Abe, the stakes have never been higher, and I think the realities of his involvement in this ring become questioned. Is he important enough to the ring? Can they succeed without him? What does he do if he doesn’t have the ring? He’s got to put all of his eggs into this basket on this mission, and if he doesn’t have that, what does he have?”
Episode 1 of Season 3 arrives on Amazon Prime Video today, with subsequent episodes arriving every Wednesday – within 48 hours of their US broadcast. An Amazon Prime Video subscription costs £5.99 a month, with no contract, or is included as part of a £79 annual Amazon Prime membership. To begin watching, hit the button below.
In the meantime, here’s a teaser trailer for Season 3: