RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Governor McAuliffe announced Monday that the AMC television series “Turn” will be returning to the commonwealth for a second season of filming.
“Turn” is a historical show, based on Alexander Rose’s book, Washington’s Spies. The series follows the story of America’s first group of spies in the midst of the Revolutionary War, called the Culpeper Ring. The team works as secret agents for George Washington.
“We are delighted to welcome AMC back to Virginia for Season 2,” Governor McAuliffe said. “We are proud to be associated with such a high-quality endeavor that also provides jobs and financial benefits for Virginia workers and businesses. I want to thank AMC for continuing to share this great American story with the world, and for bringing such bounty to the Commonwealth.”
In 2012, the economic impact of the film and television industry in Virginia totaled $328.4 million and provided 3,061 jobs with $50.5 million in tax revenue.
“We believe in the value that film and television production brings to the Commonwealth,” said Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “Projects like TURN help to lay the groundwork for a strong and vital industry that will provide significant benefit for Virginia.”
The Virginia Tourism Corporation has established a trail throughout the state, featuring locations from “Turn.” Some of those spots include several plantations, Old Towne Petersburg, Mount Vernon, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg.
Season 2 of “Turn” begins filming in the Richmond area this fall and is eligible to grant Virginia a film tax credit and grant. The exact amount will be determined by the number of Virginians hired, Virginia goods and services purchased and deliverables, including Virginia tourism promotions.