TNT has handed a 10-episode series order to Legends, a spy drama from Homeland EP Howard Gordon starring Game of Thrones‘ Sean Bean.
Set to premiere in 2014, Legends — based on the book by Robert Littell — centers on Bean’s Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (D.C.O.) 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.
The cast also includes Heroes‘ Ali Larter as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin and is uneasy about his return to D.C.O.; The Client List‘s Rob Mayes as Troy Quinn, a former Special Ops agent with a single-minded mission-first mentality; Grey’s Anatomy’s Tina Majorino as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; The Practice‘s Steve Harris as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Revenge‘s Amber Valletta as Sonya Odum, Martin’s ex-wife.
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Former Heroes star Ali Larter has been tapped as the female lead opposite Sean Bean in TNT‘s drama pilot Legends, from Homeland‘s Howard Gordon. Legends, developed by Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback from the novel by Robert Littell, centers on Martin Odum (Sean Bean), a deep-cover CIA operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. Larter will play Crystal, an operative with D.C.O. who has a history with Martin and initially objects to his return to the task force. Co-starring in the pilot, from 20th TV’s Fox 21, are Steve Harris, Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes, Tina Majorino and Lux Haney Jardine. This marks the second consecutive pilot starring role for Larter at 20th TV, which also cast her as the lead in another CIA drama last season, Fox’s The Asset. Legends is executive produced by Gordon, Nachmanoff, Alex Cary and Jonathan Levin and showrunners Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff.
Brendan Fraser is no longer a legend. The Mummy actor has exited TNT’s Howard Gordon-produced drama pilot Legends, TVLine has learned. Creative differences are said to be behind Fraser’s departure. Based on a spy novel by Robert Littell, the project centers on an undercover agent who has the ability to transform himself into a different person with each new job. Fraser’s role will be recast.
Brendan Fraser is set to star in the TNT drama Legends, the network announced Thursday.
The Mummy star will play a government agent on the spy drama, based on a book by Robert Litell. The plot of the Littell’s original novel follows a former CIA field agent who struggles with differentiating between his past cover identities, or “legends,” and his real one. Fraser will also serve as an executive producer.
The series is helmed by Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary as well as Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed). David Semel will direct the plot and serve as an executive producer.