“The American Revolution has a reputation for being dusty,” she said. “The movies and books are pious. It was important to write something that felt vivid. I wanted to be able to connect directly with audience.”
Thorland splits her time between Salem and Los Angeles and continues to work on scripts while also writing the sequel to “The Turncoat.”
These two worlds combined in a trailer she created for “The Turncoat” that can be found at her website, which uses an “all Screen Actors Guild cast” and was shot at the Shirley Eustis House in Roxbury, “the only Colonial governor’s mansion still standing in America.”
“It was posted yesterday, and it’s already been played 1,000 times,” she said.