Aussie actors cast in new period pilot in the US
Meegan Warner & Daniel Henshall are the first cast in an AMC pilot about a group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Warner (My Place, Paper Giants, Rescue Special Ops) will play Mary Woodhull, Abe’s wife who does not want to see their young son grow up to become a soldier anytime soon.
Henshall (Devil’s Dust, Rake, Snowtown, Any Questions for Ben?) will play Caleb Brewster, a former whaler, now Lieutenant in the Second Continental Artillery who is eager to fight back against the oppressive British.
Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, Turn is written by Craig Silverstein (Nikita) and directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet of The Apes).