TNT has given a 10-episode order to spy drama “Legends,” a new series executive produced by Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary of “Homeland,” alongside Jonathan Levin, for a 2014 premiere. The show stars Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (D.C.O.) division who has an extraordinary ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. Martin’s own sense of self comes into question when he meets a stranger who suggests he’s not the man he thinks he is.
Ali Larter (“Heroes”) co-stars as Martin’s fellow operative Crystal Quest, while Rob Mayes (“John Dies at the End”), Tina Majorino (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Steve Harris (“Awake”), Amber Valletta (“Revenge”) and Lux Haney Jardine (“Abraham Lincon: Vampire Hunter”) make up the rest of the cast.
The series is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Robert Littell, with “Sleeper Cell” creators Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris set to serve as showrunners and EPs. David Semel (“Person of Interest”) directed the pilot, which was written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Traitor”). “Live Free or Die Hard” writer Mark Bomback developed the story with Gordon and Nachmanoff.
Bean played a major (but, well, not ongoing) role in “Game of Thrones,” and more recently played a CIA agent alongside Ashley Judd in “Missing.” Check out a trailer for “Legends” below: