"In 1778 an American spy was a revolutionary."

So goes the opening text in the very first trailer for "Turn," an upcoming AMC series that stars Jamie Bell ("The Adventures of Tintin," "Jane Eyre") as Abe Woodruff, a Long Island farmer living behind enemy lines who helps form a spy ring during the British occupation of New York City during the American Revolutionary War. Based on Alexander Rose's nonfiction tome "Washington's Spies," the series also stars Meegan Warner, Daniel Henshall, Burn Gorman and Seth Numrich.

Check out the full trailer below, then let us know whether you'll be watching when the show premieres next spring.

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.