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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:23 pm


Q: What are some of the greatest challenges of producing a historical drama like TURN?.........I would say getting the neilsen dummys to watch the show !!!!!!!!

To help ratings they might need to add some zombies, and a chemist who makes illegal drugs !
Wait there were no illegal drugs back then ! coke and opiates were both legal.
I wonder how society survived that??
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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:57 pm

this was on the imdb board and it is good read.
http://blogs.amctv.com/turn/2014/06/turn-executive-producer-craig-silv erstein-answers-fan-questions/

TURN Executive Producer Craig Silverstein Answers Fan Questions
In this interview comprised of questions from TURN fans, Executive Producer and Showrunner Craig Silverstein talks about the greatest challenges of producing a historical drama and shares which character he’d most like to meet in person.

Q: What made you decide to do the series? — Brandi M.

A: It was an opportunity to tell a true story that had never been told until now and to explore a time and place that is, for some reason, rarely explored in movies and TV.

Q: What are some of the greatest challenges of producing a historical drama like TURN? — Joseph B.

A: I think the greatest challenge is trying to reconcile the differences between what we’ve researched to be true and what people were brought up believing is true. One example is Nathan Hale, who’s held up as a heroic spy who said this infamous quote: “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” When you really look into it — and there were people there when he was hanged — he actually said something else that wasn’t nearly as poetic. That quote was taken from a play and attributed to him later to prop him up as a hero, though he was in some respects. You’re brought up to believe that George Washington was absolutely perfect when, in fact, he had a lot of interesting flaws.

Q: How did the show get the details about 18th century espionage? — Richard F.

A: A lot of those details were researched in Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies, which I’d recommend to anyone. One of the most surprising things was the secret messages being written on the insides of egg shells.

Q: Other than Washington’s Spies, are there any other books, movies, or TV shows that were sources of inspiration? — Geoffrey O.

A: We watched Barry Lyndon, a Stanley Kubrick movie. It’s not really set in the colonies, but it’s from that time and was the first movie to really shoot using special lenses that could pick up candlelight. Plus, it’s Stanley Kubrick, so the details are researched and incredibly specific. For some of the feel, we watched The Battle of Algiers, which is about the Algerian resistance to the French occupation. It had some similar overtones to the Revolutionary War. The way it was filmed was almost like a documentary — it gave you a very “you are there” feeling, and we wanted to replicate that. For the romance and the technical aspects, we watched The Last of the Mohicans. John Adams was shot in Virginia as well, and some of the sets that were left from that production were so well-built that they were still standing, like the ship that you see in the Pilot that Robert Rogers was later on. That was built by the John Adams set, so we got a lot from them.

Q: Is there any truth to the love story between Abraham and Anna? — Safiyah A.

A: What we do know is that Abe used Anna to pose as his wife on trips to New York, and that’s really the inspiration we took to postulate that they had a romantic relationship. In reality, Anna was married to Selah Strong — who did go off to a prison — and Abe didn’t get married until the war was over.

Q: Do you have a favorite character relationship that you particularly enjoyed developing over the season? – Christina

A: I really enjoyed watching Major Hewlett develop along with Simcoe in their relationship. It was fun and surprising to see [the relationship] grow, and to explore in the season finale.


Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your process and rationale in mapping the season-long character arcs, i.e. where you wanted each character to “end up,” and how you balance the historical character with the TURN character’s personality and plot demands? — Sarah’s Toga

A: That’s a good question. We put a chart up on our wall with each episode going down the “Y” side of it, and the “X” side of it being each character name. We don’t fill it in from the very beginning. We aim towards where certain characters should end up, but we’re also open to seeing how that changes. We try to follow history if it’s very compelling, and break from history for the same reason, but we’ll never do something so far out of bounds that it could have never happened.

Q: As a result of all the writing, producing and researching you’ve been doing for TURN, which character or characters would you most like to meet in person and why? Also, which character do you think would adapt and thrive best in today’s modern America? — Long Island Child

A: I would like to meet Richard Woodhull, who’s got his reasons for supporting British rule. If you sit down and talked with him, you’d almost be convinced that he had a very good point at the time. Debating those things with that guy would be a fascinating experience. As for who would thrive in modern America: Anna Strong, being a woman ahead of her time. I think she’d be fitted for a time that is more ready for a woman to take charge and move under her own initiative.

Q: Could you tell us more about the process you used to determine which accents the characters used? — JillB

A: That was something that we had to continue to refine. We made a determination early on that everyone’s accents should mirror where they are on their scale of revolution. So, the people siding with the British have a flatter, more west-country accent, and Abe has a rough, Irish accent. Caleb Brewster’s is the most American because he’s even more rebellious.

Q: Who writes Simcoe? Truly the most evil man on TV right now. — Nick S.

A: We all write Simcoe, but one of the main people I’ll credit with Simcoe is Samuel Roukin, who plays him. A little-known fact is that Simcoe died in our original pilot. He got shot in the face by Caleb. After we got picked up to series, there was a movement to bring the character back. The character didn’t die in real life at that point, so it was so satisfying to make that call to Sam and say, “You literally acted your way back to life.” He plays such a smart and conniving, brutal a–hole. [Laughs]

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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:56 pm

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Well he does his job well because I can't stand him lol!

Well yeah, the more he is hated the better of a job he is doing.Twisted Evil 
The show wouldnt be as interesting without him.
to me he is a main threat to the culper ring, him and rodgers.
Rodgers may switch sides now that the brits have pissed him off!

I was looking around and could not find anything on turn and being renewed or not. Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:51 pm


nice pic of cast linked from another site.
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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Well he does his job well because I can't stand him lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:57 pm

I also found out that simcoe was killed, shot in the face, in the original pilot!
But they liked his acting so much they decided to redo that and make him a regular.
They said the actor is the most responsible for the way simcoe has developed.
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PostSubject: Re: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:22 pm

Hmm, interesting, thanks for posting.
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PostSubject: Plans for Season 2 / Craig Silverstein   Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:14 pm

The ratings for the show, which is set during the Revolutionary War, have been less than impressive–about 1.3 million viewers per episode, including 0.4 million in the 18-49 age bracket–but not so low that it’s a definite cancellation.

Executive producer Craig Silverstein recently discussed the plans for season 2, if it happens, including introducing more recognizable historical characters, like was done with George Washington.

“As the story touches them, then they will organically come into it. We’ve made a deal with Ian Kahn to play [George Washington]. He’s going to play him in seven episodes of Season 2. He was awesome. And then Benedict Arnold is a big part of it, and he is coming. Of course, Benedict Arnold was a big hero before he became a big traitor, and he was somebody who Washington was friends with and was somebody who Benjamin Tallmadge looked up to very much and is a character who doesn’t know that he is going to become this huge traitor. It surprises him as much as everybody else,” he told Zap2It.

“Watching that rise and fall and his relationship with John Andre through this woman who they both are romantic with — John Andre was once engaged to, and then Benedict Arnold ends up marrying — Peggy Shippen, who’s a very different character from any of the women we’ve seen so far on the show. Those are some characters that are coming down the pipe that we’re very excited about.”

And how will the stakes rise in season 2?

“The information, the intelligence from the Culper Ring actually begins to pay off big dividends. It’s the thing that keeps the Continental Army alive at certain times. Showing that is going to be really fun, because they go on some missions, and some of those missions are ones that people may remember from your history books in terms of the battles. To see how the Culper Ring was instrumental in turning the tide one way or the other with their intelligence I think’s pretty exciting. They play at a much higher level than Season 1.”

Silverstein said that he’s looking forward to being able to explore the twisting path that Simcoe and Robert Rogers take in the next season, if it happens.

“And the idea that Mary has sort of gotten what she wants, and Abe has been forced to move into Whitehall, his father’s place,” he said.

“Abe, Hewlett, his father and Mary are all under the same roof eating together and sleeping in the same house. I think that’s going to create a more ‘Downton [Abbey]‘ kind of tension.”
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