The National Meets the Civil Wars for AMC’s ‘Turn’
Matt Berninger and Joy Williams duet for Revolutionary War spy drama
Mad Men isn’t the only AMC drama with cool opening credits by hip artists. Turn, a new show about Revolutionary War spies, features an opening theme song by the National’s Matt Berninger and the Civil Wars’ Joy Williams. With Berninger involved and the often-bloody subject matter involved, “Hush” is appropriately dark. He gravely intones, “The snake’s in the garden / Blood on the ground / I can’t wait anymore / I can’t wait anymore,” as Williams repeatedly whispers “hush” over sepia-like animation showing Patriots decoding clues, covertly passing notes, and getting hanged. The series stars Jamie Bell and premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET.