This Season, the Revolutionary War Will Be TelevisedBy
In the hunt to replace such hits as The Walking Dead, True Blood, and Breaking Bad, TV producers have landed in an odd time slot: the 1770s. AMC has Turn, a series about a ring of Revolutionary War spies that looks compelling. Sons of Liberty is a scripted mini-series being developed for History Channel; its trailer reportedly shocked advertisers at the annual A&E upfront with a graphic portrayal of a decapitation-by-cannonball. Meanwhile, ABC, with the help of Lionsgate, is developing The Thirteen, a series which imagines America if the British had never left.
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