TNT‘s sophomore season spy thriller, Legends, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as undercover agent Martin Odum, premieres Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:00 PM (EST/PST). Although renewed for a ten episode second season in December 2014, some viewers feared the show was cancelled, when season two did not premiere as summer series. Instead, TNT bumped Legends to the fall schedule. In a new press release, TNT announces a revamped version of Legends. Ratings for season one of Legends averaged 1.53 million viewers, with 0.33 in the 18-49 demo.
Here’s the press release:
Sean Bean Returns in TNT’s Completely Revamped Spy Thriller Legends
New Season Starts Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
This fall TNT’s spy thriller Legends is back with ten new episodes, but viewers who watched season one will hardly recognize what they’re seeing. The show has been completely re-imagined, with a new supporting cast, exotic locations, and a whole new approach to storytelling. Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) returns as a covert operative whose world is turned upside down when he discovers that everything he thought he knew about his life has been a lie. In addition to Bean, the new season stars Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), Steve Kazee (Shameless), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Kelly Overton (True Blood), Klara Issova (Crossing Lines) and Ralph Brown (Agent Carter). In addition, Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie, Rosewood) will guest-star in several episodes, reprising his role from season one.
Shot on location throughout Europe, including Prague and London, the new season of Legends is slated to launch on TNT Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). As with all TNT original series, episodes will be made available across the network’s on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after their linear premieres. In addition, TNT will stack the entire season of Legends, meaning episodes will remain available on demand throughout the entire season.
As the new season of Legends opens, Martin Odum (Sean Bean) is hunting for his true identity while on the run for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s had many undercover personas – legends – but which one is he really? FBI Agent Martin Odum? Wounded Iraq vet John Cameron? Or Russian gangster Dmitry Petrovich? Maybe he’s not really any of those people. His search for answers takes him across Europe, as he discovers his past holds dark and violent secrets he may wish he never uncovered.
Odum is aided in his search by CIA Agent Nina Brenner (Kelly Overton), and FBI Agent Tony Rice (Morris Chestnut). With their help, Martin is led to Ilyana Crawford (Klara Issova), a woman who may be linked to his past, and her troubled teenage daughter, Kate (Aisling Franciosi). He also discovers he’s connected to a retired spy named Terrence Graves (Ralph Brown). As Martin tries to piece together the puzzle of his forgotten identity, his present and past begin to collide. He discovers that while the present day FBI is on his trail for a crime he didn’t commit, fourteen years ago they were chasing him for entirely different reasons. The 2001 investigation was led with dogged determination by FBI agent Curtis Ballard (Steve Kazee) and his Czech Police partner, Gabrielle Miskova (Winter Ave Zoli). Can Odum figure out the answers he needs to clear his name before his past catches up to him?
Based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell, Legends is produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), showrunner Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Perception), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) serving as executive producers.
What do you think? Did you watch season one of Legends? Will you watch season two? Do you think the bump to TNT’s fall schedule will make a season three more likely?