This period drama will be a part of AMC's 2014 lineup of new original programming along side Better Call Saul
and Halt & Catch Fire
The series is based on the book Washington Spies
by Alexander Rose and will focus on the deeds of the Culper Ring
, who were General George Washington's personal ring of spies during the revolutionary war. They were essentially America's first intelligence agency and the earliest predecessor to the CIA.
"Set in the summer of 1778, a New York farmer and his childhood friends form an unlikely group of spies, called the The Culper Ring, who eventually turn the tide during the American Revolutionary War"
Showrunner is Craig Silverstein, who is probably most know for being the showrunner for the most recent Nikita series on CW.
Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull
Meegan Warner as Mary Woodhull
Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster
Burn Gorman as Major Hewlett
Seth Numrich as Benjamin Talmadge
Heather Lind as Anna Strong
Kevin McNally as Richard Woodhull
Angus Macfadyen as Robert Rodgers
J.J. Feild as Major John Andre