×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TNT Greenlights ‘Legends’ with Sean Bean

Show set for 2014 premiere

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of spy drama “Legends,” starring “Game of Thrones” vet Sean Bean, with an eye toward a 2014 premiere.

A big-league team of creatives is behind the project, based on the book by Robert Littell. Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary of Showtime’s “Homeland” will exec produce “Legends” for Fox 21 with Jonathan Levin (“Charmed”) and showrunners Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (“Sleeper Cell”). David Semel (“Person of Interest”) directed the pilot, written by consulting producer Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who developed the story with Gordon and consulting producer Mark Bomback.

Bean plays an undercover FBI agent who is so adept at transforming himself into different identities that he begins to question his own. Ali Larter, Rob Mayes, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, Amber Valletta and Lux Haney Jardine will co-star.

Bean replaced the previously cast Brendan Fraser in December, after the latter exited the project the month before.

” ‘Legends’ has everything you want in a good spy drama: intriguing characters, multilayered plots, a terrific cast and lots of action and suspense,” said TNT/TBS/TCM programming topper Michael Wright. “At the center of it all is Sean Bean, giving an outstanding performance in an extremely complex and difficult role. We are very excited to work with Howard Gordon and his fellow executive producers, who have put together a truly extraordinary drama.”

Among the projects Gordon also has in development are “Anatomy of Violence” at CBS and “Tyrant” at FX.

More News

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays

    Narendra Modi Wins New Mandate in Indian Election and Divides the Film Industry

    India has returned the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance coalition to power for a second term, with a huge mandate. In doing so, it polarized the film industry. The NDA won 351 seats out of a total of 542. The biggest democratic exercise in the world, more than 600 million Indians voted across six weeks. [...]

  • Director Dean DeBlois and online game

    'Dragon' Director Dean DeBlois and PUBG's CH Kim to Keynote 2019 VIEW Conference

    Dean DeBlois, director and executive producer of DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” and PUBG Corporation CEO CH Kim are the first keynote speakers announced for the 2019 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy, in October. Since it began 12 years ago, VIEW, which stands for Virtual Interactive Emerging World, has continually [...]

  • ‘Riviera’ Renewed for Season 3 at

    ‘Riviera’ With Julia Stiles Renewed for Season 3 at Sky

    Sky has ordered a third season of “Riviera” with filming starting this fall. Julia Stiles will return as Georgina Clios and the action is set to move from France’s Cote d’Azur to an international stage. Stiles will also exec produce the new season, which was announced soon after season two launched on U.K. pay-TV platform [...]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Harvey Weinstein Accusers Near Settlement in Bankruptcy Case

    Attorneys in the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy case say they are getting close to reaching a settlement that would compensate Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct accusers. The company went bankrupt last year, as it faced hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and numerous civil suits on behalf of Weinstein’s alleged victims. The company sold to Lantern [...]

  • Ari Emanuel Endeavor

    Endeavor IPO Filing Offers Details of Company's Financials, Leadership Pay Packages

    Endeavor’s IPO filing Thursday offers a hard look at the company’s financial performance during the past three years during a period of rapid growth for the company that’s home to UFC, WME, Professional Bull Riders and a clutch of other assets. Endeavor is generating solid free cash flow from operations and healthy adjusted earnings for [...]

  • Morissey California Sun Album

    Album Review: Morrissey’s ‘California Son’

    Since his days with the Smiths, the warbling baritone crooner and shrilly irritable lyricist Morrissey has found heart and humor in the repetition of his central (now, right-winged) talking points. It could be a famed mix of sexual deprivation and longing, and the isolation that comes with placing oneself on the shelf. It could be [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content