The last 10 episodes will air in 2017

By Dan Snierson
Updated July 26, 2016 at 06:45 PM EDT
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AMC’s Revolutionary War drama is going to take one final Turn.

The network announced on Tuesday that Turn: Washington’s Spies has been renewed for a fourth season that will serve as its last. The 10-episode final season will air next year.

Based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, Turn unspooled the story of Abe Woodhul (Jamie Bell), a farmer in British-occupied Long Island who joins forces with some childhood friends to form the Culper Ring. Through acts of espionage, the underground Culper Ring ultimately helped George Washington (Ian Kahn) lead his troops to victory in the Revolutionary War. Season 3 of Turn, which concluded last month, averaged a soft 1.2 million viewers per episode, though the network points to the fact that it was a top 10 show among upscale adults 18-49. Also in the announcement was news that the drama’s executive producer/showrunner Craig Silverstein has renewed an overall development deal with AMC.

“‘TURN: Washington’s Spies has always had a lofty goal — to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up,” said AMC president of original programming Joel Stillerman in a statement. “To capture the truth about the choice regular people had to make to support what has become the United States of America. It frequently involved turning against friends and family, and it always involved risking everything. Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, and their incredible team introduced us to the Culper Ring who have reminded us that without human intelligence, the war may have had a very different outcome. We are excited to see this story of betrayal and rebellion, and the sacrifices therein, through to completion in a fourth season.”

“I am so pleased to be able to bring the story of the Culper Ring to its epic conclusion, at the point where the revolutionary war ends and the great American experiment truly begins,” offered Silverstein. “This series has been a joy to work on thanks to Barry Josephson, Alexander Rose, our sexy writing staff, brilliant crew, and dream team cast. I am also thrilled to continue to work with AMC, who had the passion and courage to put TURN: Washington’s Spies on the air and support our effort. I eagerly look forward to our future adventures together.”

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Turn: Washington's Spies

This AMC drama explores a ring of spies in pre-Revolutionary War America.
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