Revolutionary spy series ‘TURN’ to film in Yorktown Wednesday

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AMC’s Revolutionary-era show, “TURN: Washington’s Spies” is scheduled to film in Yorktown Wednesday. (Courtesy AMC “TURN”)

For the first time, Yorktown will play host to AMC’s Revolutionary-era show “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”

The show, now in its fourth and final season, will be back in the Historic Triangle for a day of filming Wednesday, April 5, according to a news release from York County.

The show has filmed in Williamsburg five previous times, for seasons two and three — and most recently for its fourth season on March 4.

Based on a book by historian Alexander Rose, “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring,” “TURN” centers on Abraham Woodhall, a farmer on British-occupied Long Island who turns to espionage with a band of childhood friends, known as the Culper Ring.

Filming has taken place on campus at William and Mary and on location at sites across Virginia, including Richmond, Petersburg, Tuckahoe and at the Shirley and Scotchtown plantations. The production’s use of Yorktown was promoted by the Virginia Film Office.

The following road closures may impact travel from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5: 

  • Main Street between Smith Street & Church Street
  • Main Street between Ballard Street & dead-end (local access only)
  • Nelson Street between Ballard Street & Main Street (local access only)
  • Read Street between Ballard Street & Water Street (local access only)
  • Church Street from Marl Inn Bed & Breakfast (220 Church Street) to Main Street

In case of inclement weather on Wednesday, production will be moved to Thursday, April 6.

For more about “TURN,” including full episodes from seasons two and three, go here.