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June 17, 2017
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As TURN returns to our television screens this weekend, the cast and crew have been busy prompting away with a variety of news media. Samuel Roukin himself did a lovely interview with USA Today where he spoken on his character Simcoe and his journey from creation to possibly becoming the gentle man that Canada has honored throughout their history. Below is an excerpt from the interview.

“I asked the question — at the very beginning when we shot the pilot: What would it be like if he were, in manner, the gentlest, nicest person you’ve ever met?” he recalls, adding that he even came up with a new, softer, higher-pitched voice for the character the day of the first table read. “What would that be like if we coupled that with the things that he does and says? And it took us down a really interesting road.”

Among the cold-blooded Simcoe’s acts: Stabbing a suspected spy in the jugular at the dinner table (“He was spying,” Roukin protests. It wasn’t like he didn’t deserve it!”); terrorizing an entire Long Island village; poisoning his commander’s beloved horse and shooting a loyalist judge to frame the relatives of Continental intelligence officers.

Roukin does point out that Simcoe did have a few good qualities: His belief in equality, for one.

“He gives (slave-turned-soldier) Akinbode (Aldis Hodge) his freedom,” he says. “And I think that was a really important moment in the character’s arc. I think it was also an important moment in the show, too, because the British really did have a different view of (slavery). One of the things about Simcoe is that he’s still a human being and even though he does terrible things, he still has the same wants and needs as everybody else and so he is capable of kindness and he is capable of love. He just perhaps hasn’t had the right opportunities.”

To read the full piece, which I highly suggest you should, visit USAToday.


September 24, 2016
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Thanks to FarFarAwaySite, I’ve uploaded 4 promotional photos of Samuel from the upcoming season of Salem. Samuel will be playing The Sentinel in Season 3 of Salem. A Sentinel, for those that are unaware, is a soldier who’s job is to guard or stand watch. It should be interesting to see exactly what he’ll be doing in the show.

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July 28, 2016
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Samuel alongside his Equity co-stars was in attendance for the Equity Premiere in New York City on July 26rd. You can view the photos in our gallery now.


July 4, 2016
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There is an inevitable march to the gallows for the captured spies on both sides. Benedict Arnold demands glory revenge.


June 30, 2016
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AMC has given us an amazing interview with Roukin on the inner workings of Simcoe in Season 3 of TURN: Washington’s Spies. In this interview, we learn a bit about how Simcoe differs from the real John Graves Simcoe as well as Simcoe’s interactions with the ladies of TURN.

Q: No one thinks they’re the bad guy. How do you think Simcoe justifies his reign of terror against Setauket?

A: When Simcoe’s given a mission, failure isn’t an option. He’s on the hunt for Culper and he thinks he’s solved the mystery. He’s so determined to get to the finish line that he is willing to knock down any obstacle – whether it’s there or whether he thinks it’s there. In his mind, he’s not terrorizing Setauket. He’s just trying to get closer to the jackpot. Now the problem for everybody in Setauket is that Simcoe’s moral code is in a vastly different place than most human beings. [Laughs] While a normal person would say “Look, we really need to get to the bottom of this. Let’s talk about it,” he’s like, “If you don’t tell me what you know, I will kill you and destroy this entire town!” The clock is ticking in his head.

To read more of the interview, click here!


June 23, 2016
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Mary Woodhull learns she’ll be called as a witness in her husband’s trial. Don’t miss the season finale of TURN: Washington’s Spies, Monday, June 27 at 10/9c. Only on AMC.


June 23, 2016
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Benedict Arnold plots to turn over West Point to the British. Andre negotiates for Peggy. Abe plots revolt in Setauket.


June 16, 2016
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June 16, 2016
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The Culper Ring is resurrected in time to save Washington’s army. Simcoe terrorizes Setauket as he hunts for Rogers. Anna infiltrates New York.


June 13, 2016
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I have added 27 high-quality images of Samuel attending the LA Film Festival that took place last week on June 8th. Samuel attended the Festival as part of a panel for his upcoming film Equity.


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