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The second season of TURN: Washington’s Spies will premiere at 9 p.m. Monday with a two-hour episode that features scenes shot at Williamsburg institutions, including the College of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg.
The show was in Williamsburg several times over the past six months to film scenes at the Governor’s Palace, the Palace Green, Market Square and the Wythe House in Colonial Williamsburg, along with the Wren Building at William & Mary.
The first scene of the second season will take place in the Wren Building’s Great Hall, which was used as an 18th-century English throne room. Footage from that scene can be viewed here.
“When we saw the Wren Building, of course we thought, ‘We have to use this building,’” TURN Producer Barry Josephson said at a William & Mary event in February. “It’s so magnificent, the campus is so magnificent. William & Mary does such a fabulous job of preserving the building.”
The scenes filmed at Colonial Williamsburg will be featured throughout the show’s second season.
“We’re thrilled that the Revolutionary City has a recurring role in AMC’s rich telling of this story, which captures the human drama of the period,” Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss said in a news release. “These Americans turned their backs on a king and risked everything for a shot at self-determination. It’s a story we tell here every day, and we invite the show’s fans to join us and personally experience this transformation from subjects to citizens.”
AMC produced a promotional spot for the Virginia Tourism Corporation, which invites people to visit Virginia and participate in the latest edition of Colonial Williamsburg’s RevQuest spy game. That will air during the show’s commercial breaks.
The second season was also filmed in locations in Richmond, Petersburg, Tuckahoe and at the Shirley and Scotchtown plantations.