The American Revolution, great as it was, cannot be recreated or remembered without having several key historical figures in the picture, such as General George Washington, who later on became the first President of the United States of America. This also goes for AMC’s historical drama, “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” which is set during the American Revolution. In its first season, there were several episodes wherein General George Washington, portrayed by Ian Kahn, was present. In the upcoming second season of the show, Benedict Arnold, the traitor, will be showing up. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the historical drama, “Turn: Washington’s Spies”, has tapped actor Owain Yeoman to play Benedict Arnold’s part. This Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate has appeared in several films and television shows, such as “Troy” (2004), “Kitchen Confidential” (2005 to 2006), “The Nine” (2006 to 2007), “Generation Kill” (2008), “The Mentalist” (2008 to 2014) and “Extant” (2014).
Benedict Arnold served as an American General in the Continental Army against the British during the American Revolution. He was one of those who fought alongside General George Washington and helped turn the tide of the battle in favor of the Americans during the Battle of Saratoga. However, later on, he defected and became a spy for the British. Today, his name is synonymous to the word traitor.
“Turn: Washington’s Spies” stars Jamie Bell, JJ Feild, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall,Heather Lind,Kevin McNally,Burn Gorman and Angus Macfayden. According to the synopsis in the show’s official website, the series is based on the book “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring” by Alexander Rose, which talked about the Culper Ring, the very first spy ring that was utilized in America during the American Revolution. The show follows Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a young farmer who lived in Long Island, which was occupied by the British. Together with a group of friends, they formed the Culper Ring, a group of American spies who ended up helping General George Washington win the war. This very first group of spies also changed the world, as they were the ones who gave birth to modern spycraft.
And that’s the latest scoop on Owain Yeoman joining AMC’s historical drama, “Turn: Washington’s Spies.” For more news and updates on “Turn: Washington’s Spies” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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