TNT has greenlit the Sean Bean vehicle Legends – a spy drama based on the novel The Company, by Robert Littell. Bean stars as Martin Odum,an undercover agent working for FBI’s D.C.O. (Deep Cover Operations) who is known for his ability to become a completely different person for each assignment. Legends’ cast also includes Ali Larter, Rob Mayes, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, Amber Valletta and Lux Haney Jardine.
The series is executive produced by Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary, Jonathan Levin of Charmed and showrunners/creators Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris who created Sleeper Cell. TNT has order ten episodes of Legends and it is set to premiere in 2014. follow the jump for more details.
Syfy’s most dangerous night of the week just got a bit darker. With the airing of Beauty and the Beast, Syfy’s Saturday Night Original Movies begins a series of re-imagined classic fairytales, legends and pop culture characters from Little Red Riding Hood to Hansel and Gretel to Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor.
Beauty and the Beast [Saturday, February 27, 9/8C] marks the premiere of these unusual films. Directed by David Lister and written by Gavin Scott, Beauty and the Beast is not the traditional Disney fairy tale. In this gritty celebration of Valentine’s Day, a young Beauty (Estella Warren) with a gift for healing helps a deformed Prince (Rhett Gilles,Wraiths of Roanoke) regain his throne and defeat the ruthless nobleman who wants to be king — and then together they try to destroy a power-hungry witch.