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AMC's Period Drama 'Turn' Elects Ian Kahn to Play George Washington


AMC's Period Drama 'Turn' Elects Ian Kahn to Play George Washington


AMC's period drama 'Turn' has finally found its Commander-in-Chief. That is...before he actually became President.

TVLine has exclusively learned that Ian Kahn (who 'Dawson's Creek' fans may remember as Danny Brecher) has been cast in the Revolutionary War-era spy thriller as a pre-POTUS version of the legendary George Washington. (Anyone else thinking the dollar bill photo doesn't do this guy justice?)

Playing a General in the Continental Army at the time the series takes place, Kahn’s Washington is described as a smart, self-conscious, self-aware leader who is always striving for self-improvement and perfection. And though he's constantly plagued by insecurity about how others perceive him and has an intense fear of failure, he hides it well and does his best to paint the picture of a confident General.

'Turn' is based on Alexander Rose’s book 'Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring' and centers around a hard-working New York cabbage farmer Abraham Woodhull ('Billy Elliot‘s Jamie Bell), who forms a group of spies among his childhood friends known as the Culper RingThe gang winds up helping America greatly in its fight for independence by helping Washington turn the tide of the war in the Rebel's favor.

The series is led by 'Nikita' creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson.

Kahn — whose recent TV credits include stints on 'Bones,' 'Shameless,' 'Castle,' 'The Mentalist,' 'Suits,' and 'Parenthood' — will recur throughout the show's first season with the option to be a potential series regular in Season 2.

'Turn' premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9/8c on AMC.


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Written by: Kelly Schremph
Jan 27th, 2014, 12:17 am

Images courtesy of Jason Kempin/Getty Images

hormidas

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Message Posted On Jan 27th, 2014, 9:52 am

What's with all the hate on Black Sails? Abeit Hell on Wheels is of great quality and from the trailors Turn put out so far it does seem like it just might be headed that way. But please give the Pirates a couple more episodes at least before tagging it with "It sucks!" That's harsh! I love it because it's just good. I really appriciate historical fiction and these three shows: Hell on Wheels, Black Sails and Turn fit together quite nicely IMHO. Throw stones at Reality TV instead of wasting ink over here.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jan 27th, 2014, 12:25 am
Will it suck like Black Sails does? Or is it Hell on wheels quality?
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