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AMC TV series returns to Virginia for final season

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 10:52:47-04

A horse carriage passes on a street in the historic area known as Colonial Williamsburg, November 22, 2011. Colonial Williamsburg is the preserved and restored former colonial capital of Virginia and offers an 18th century experience to thousands of visitors each year. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The AMC television series TURN: Washington’s Spies is returning to Virginia for its fourth and final season, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.

“As a history buff and a supporter of Virginia’s film industry, I am excited to welcome ‘TURN: Washington’s Spies’ back for a fourth and final season of filming,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “This is a great show, with plenty of action, memorable performances by a fantastic cast and vivid recreations of an important chapter in our history. We can always count on AMC for high-quality programming, and we are proud to continue our partnership as we work to build a new Virginia economy.”

The show is a historical thriller set during the Revolutionary War. It is based on Alexander Rose’s book “Washington’s Spies”. The book tells the story of America’s first spy ring.

Actor Jamie Bell plays Abe Woodhull, a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island. Woodhull and his friends become a group of spies called the Culper Ring. The team of spies work for George Washington, played by Ian Kahn, during the war.

TURN filmed seasons 1 through 3 in Richmond and Williamsburg.

“As one of the original colonies and host to transformative events throughout America’s history, Virginia has been the perfect background for this story about the years that led to the founding of our nation,” said Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “The show’s production in Virginia has had an immensely positive effect on our film industry and on the Commonwealth’s economy as a whole. We have been honored to partner with AMC for three rewarding years, and we are proud to host the final season.”

Season four will reach a significant turning point in the war. The season will also be eligible to receive a film tax credit and grant. The amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services bought and Virginia tourism promotions.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation established TURN: The Trail, which features locations from the filming of the show, as well as other Colonial-era sites, including Colonial Williamsburg.