Australian actors Screenwise Grad, Meegan Warner and Daniel Henshall have become the first cast in AMC‘s period drama pilot Turn, written by Nikita creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and directed by Rise Of The Planet of The Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt. Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, 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, 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 will play Caleb Brewster, a former whaler, now Lieutenant in the Second Continental Artillery who is eager to fight back against the oppressive British. This marks the first pilot booking for Jeff Berg’s recently launched agency Resolution. The pilot, from AMC Studios, is executive produced by Silverstein and Barry Josephson.