The second season of TNT’s spy drama Legends premiered yesterday, so executive producer Ken Biller spoke with the Hollywood Reporter to dish some details on the plans for season two.
The series, which follows Sean Bean as a covert operative, has not faired so well in the ratings. Season one averaged just a hair above 1.5 million viewers, and it seems season two has lost even more steam, with a season premiere of .676 million.
Possibly because of the mild ratings, TNT has revamped the series for its second season. They brought in Biller as showrunner earlier this year, and he’s changing a lot. According to the interview, the series will be moving in a more serialized direction instead of the more procedural structure it had in season one. Other changes include a full re-casting, minus Bean and Morris Chestnut.
From Biller, on season two:
One thing that I wanted to do this season that I thought I really owed the audience is that question of “Who is Martin Odum?” Identity is the main theme of the show. If the audience watches season two of Legends, when they get to the last episode, they will be told who Martin Odum really is. I thought it was important to not just keep teasing the audience and give them the real answers. The reward for the audience of just paying attention and sticking with it is they’re going to get a lot of answers.”
What do you think? Do you watch Legends? What did you think of the season two premiere compared to season one?