In an interview with EW, Turn boss Craig Silverstein teases changes coming to the show in Season 3, and reveals where he would “love” to take the Revolutionary war drama in a fourth season and (potentially) beyond:
Season 2 ends, and I assume you get in the room with your writers and producers, looking at what you’ve done this year. I’m curious about your post-season self analysis and strategic outlook for the future: what worked best, what would you like to change?
One of the conclusions was that I felt that we found the show in season 2, and that season 2 was superior to season 1 in that it declared firmly that it was a thriller first. All the other aspects of the Revolutionary War and colonial life was filtered through that lens. There was even a cliffhanger, as you mentioned, from the end of season 2, so basically what we tried to do is use the momentum to propel us into 3.
You said once before that if things go well, you’d like to take Turn not only to the end of the war, but even past the war, into the first baby steps of our country. Is that still your current plan?
I hope to. I think there’s a lot of interesting stuff with what happens in Europe and how it begins to effect a baby America, and the spy network’s role in that stuff. Sort of the last quarter of Alexander Rose’s book gets into a lot of great stuff and strange characters who were triple agents and some of the Masons get involved, and there’s kind of the slightly weirder wilderness of mirrors aspect of the spy game. So yeah, I would love to be able to get there.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Turn Season 4 and beyond…