The curtain was pulled back Tuesday for a behind-the-scenes look at a new TV series being filmed in Richmond.
AMC’s “Turn” hosted a local press day at the show’s production office near Richmond International Raceway in Henrico County.
The show, set in Long Island, N.Y., during the Revolutionary War, has been filming in Central Virginia on and off since April.
Tours included some of the show’s sets, which have been constructed in the 181,950 square feet the production leased near RIR. The sets are housed in a large warehouse at the production facility.
“Turn” is a spy thriller about a Long Island farmer who goes behind enemy lines to help George Washington’s army, AMC said. It is based on the book “Washington’s Spies” by Alexander Rose and premieres April 6.
Producers have taken full advantage of period architecture in the Richmond area. They’ve filmed at Scotchtown, Patrick Henry’s onetime home in Hanover County, and Tuckahoe, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson in Goochland County.
Show creator and executive producer Craig Silverstein said Virginia was a natural fit for the show.
“There are so many great historical sites here, and the state has been so welcoming,” Silverstein said. “It just seemed like we had it all right here.”
Actor Seth Numrich, who plays Ben Tallmadge, agreed.
“It’s been really great to film in buildings as old as the time period we’re trying to replicate,” he said.
Actor Daniel Henshall, who plays Caleb Brewster, said he’s enjoyed Richmond in his time off, too.
“I like to eat, and this city has a lot of great restaurants,” Henshall said, adding that he’s visited Heritage, Proper Pie Co. and Mamma Zu.