December 03, 2013 08:35:51 GMT
Bell's Abe Woodhull is recruited for a secret mission and forms an unlikely group of spies with his childhood friends in the upcoming period drama.
Jamie Bell is an American spy in a new AMC series, "Turn". First footage from the show has now made its way out online via the first trailer for the period drama. In the sneak-peek video, the British actor plays an American farmer who is recruited for a secret mission during the British occupation of New York City.
Based on Alexander Rose's book "Washington's Spies", the show is set in the summer of 1778. Bell's Abe Woodhull is a Long Island farmer living behind enemy lines who forms an unlikely group of spies, called the The Culper Ring, with his childhood friends. The group eventually turns the tide during the American Revolutionary War.
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" helmer Rupert Wyatt directed the pilot. The ten-episode first season will debut in spring 2014. Daniel Henshall, Burn Gorman, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Kevin McNally and Angus Macfadyen star in supporting roles.