Revolutionary War era drama Turn has been renewed for a second season by AMC despite modest ratings for its debut season.

AMC Renews 'Turn'

AMC has ordered 10 episodes for Turn's sophomore season, reported Entertainment Weekly. The renewal comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering the show's ratings. Only about 2 million viewers tuned in each week, including DVR payback. However, the network has had success in the past – most notably with Breaking Bad – in slowly building up a show's audience.

Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson and a talented cast and crew delivered a truly distinctive and engaging premiere season. We look forward to continuing this revolutionary journey into season two,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president, in a statement. “AMC and its creative partners have a track record of nurturing programs we collectively believe in, patiently growing viewership and engagement over time. With Turn, once again, we dive in with our partners to build upon this very promising first season.”

Turn stars Jamie Bell as New York farmer Abe Woodhull. He's recruited by his friends to join The Culper Ring. The Culper Ring is a group of American spies that helps the war effort against the British. Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind and Meegan Warner also star.

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