TNT Reveals the Key Art for Suspenseful New Drama Series "Legends," Starring Sean Bean as an Undercover Agent with One Hell of an Identity Crisis
Series from Producers of Homeland is Based on Novel by Master Spy Novelist Robert Littell
TNT revealed the key art today for the first season of Legends, premiering Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The suspenseful new drama follows an undercover agent who is plunged into a terrifying mystery over his own identity, starring Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings). Based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell, Legends is being produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed), Brad Turner (24) and showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe) serving as executive producers.
In Legends, Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be.
Legends also stars Ali Larter (Heroes) as Crystal McGuire, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin; Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie) as Tony Rice, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino (Grey's Anatomy, True Blood) as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris (The Practice, Awake) as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Amber Valletta (Revenge) as Sonya Odum, Martin's ex-wife; and Mason Cook (The Lone Ranger) as Martin's pre-teen son, Aiden.
About Fox 21
Fox 21 is a production company housed within Twentieth Century Fox Television devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted series for the cable television market, as well as unscripted shows for both cable and broadcast networks. Fox 21 currently produces the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Homeland starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, the critically acclaimed smash hit Sons of Anarchy (with FX Productions), the breakout animated comedy Brickleberry from Daniel Tosh and The Witches of East End starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The studio also produces Howard Gordon's upcoming Tyrant, Open from Ryan Murphy, Salem from Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, Legends from Howard Gordon and Jonathan Levin, and is developing the drama series The Bastard Executioner (with FX productions) from Kurt Sutter and Imagine TV's Brian Grazer.
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