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Alumnus takes ‘Turn’ in AMC’s spy drama

Alumnus Nick Basta’s latest acting part comes by way of a recurring role in AMC’s Revolutionary War spy drama “Turn.” Nick, AU Class of 1993, debuted as Cpl. Eastin, who works by the side of the show’s main villain, Simcoe, played by Samuel Roukin. Nick says “As his right hand man, I do all of his dirty work. It’s a lot of fun.”

The show, based on the book “Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring” by Alexander Rose, tells the untold story of how the future president transported information and secrets during the war with the help of the Culper Ring.

Nick, a part-time theater instructor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, appeared in episodes seven, nine, and 10, the show’s first season finale. His role, which he describes as “the best job I have ever had,” required six weeks of work. He’s hoping the series, which concluded June 8, 2014, gets picked up for a second season

Read an article by Hunter Ingram about Nick’s experience in “Turn” published May 16, 2014 in the StarNewsOnline at: