Exclusive: AMC's Period Drama Turn Elects Dawson's Creek Alum to Play George Washington

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Ian Kahn TurnYour grandfather’s George Washington, he isn’t.

Ian Kahn (aka Danny from Dawson’s Creek) is joining AMC’s Revolutionary War-era spy thriller Turn as a pre-POTUS George Washington, TVLine has learned exclusively.

From Nikita creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein and Barry Josephson, Turn is based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring and centers on hard-working New York cabbage farmer Abraham Woodhull (Billy Elliot‘s Jamie Bell), who forms a group of spies with his pals in the summer of 1778. The gang winds up helping America greatly in its fight for independence.

A General in the Continental Army at the time Turn takes place, Kahn’s Washington is a smart, self-conscious, self-aware leader who is always striving for self-improvement and perfection. He is insecure about how people perceive him and has an intense fear of failure. He takes every opportunity, especially when entering towns, to ride atop a horse wearing his hat to give the picture of a confident General.

Kahn, whose recent TV credits include Bones and Parenthood, will recur throughout Season 1 and has an option to be a series regular in Season 2.

Turn is set to premiere Sunday, April 6 at 9 pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek.

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Comments (13)

  • Who was Danny on Dawson’s Creek..?

    Comment by Sarah – January 24, 2014 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! TV Line trolling for article clicks!

      Comment by Will – January 24, 2014 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He played paceys boss in season 5.

      Comment by Shutupmeg – January 24, 2014 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel like in order to be an alum you must have a significant role on a tv show. It’s like all those websites talking about a murderous power ranger when the guy was an extra in ONE SCENE. It’s bad journalism.

      Comment by spignejr – January 24, 2014 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um TVLine, he doesn’t count as a Dawson’s Creek alum. He appeared on the show but he wasn’t an alum.

      Comment by Ally Oop – January 25, 2014 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show could be so awesome with the exception of Jamie Bell. Also, who was Danny on Dawson’s creek? haha.

    Comment by cj – January 24, 2014 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haha I was just coming on to post the exact same thing. Who was Danny??

    Comment by Ed – January 24, 2014 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who on Dawson?

    Comment by Diz – January 24, 2014 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched every episode and I don’t remember that guy at all.

    Comment by Et al. – January 24, 2014 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol same here. Though he does look familiar

      Comment by Ed – January 24, 2014 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Pacey’s boss at the restaurant who has an affair with Karen.

        Comment by KM – January 24, 2014 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, he was on season 5, that explains why I don’t remember him. That is the season I try to pretend never happened.

    Comment by Mike R. – January 24, 2014 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by SEO – March 20, 2014 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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