Martin Odum – who may or may not actually be Martin Odum – will be back for a second season. TNT has given Legends a ten-episode second season. So it may be awhile before series star Sean Bean adds to that impressive death reel on YouTube!
Bean’s Odum, of course, is a master at sliding into new identities – called legends – to do undercover work as a member of the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. When he is told by a mysterious man – with his dying breath, no less, that Martin Odum is a legend, he begins to have doubts about his real identity.
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TNT has ordered a second season of its exciting drama series Legends, starring Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings). The show is a key part of TNT’s ongoing expansion into high-quality genre fare, which also includes the summer blockbuster series The Last Ship and the upcoming series The Librarians. Legends is produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) serving as executive producer. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for season 2, with plans to launch next year.
Legends is based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell. In the series, Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be.
The first season of Legends averaged 3.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery. When viewing across TNT’s multiple platforms is factored in, the show’s reach jumps to 6.5 million viewers through linear telecasts, DVR viewing, set-top VOD and digital on-demand.
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Fox 21 is a cable production studio housed within Twentieth Century Fox Television devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted series for the cable television market, as well as unscripted shows for both cable and broadcast networks. Fox 21 currently produces Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning Homeland starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, Kurt Sutter’s critically acclaimed smash hit Sons of Anarchy (with FX Productions), Brannon Braga and Adam Simon’s supernatural hit Salem and Howard Gordon’s dramatic thriller Tyrant. This spring, the studio begins production on American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, a companion anthology miniseries to American Horror Story from Ryan Murphy, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, and Dante Di Loreto, The Bastard Executioner (with FX productions) from Kurt Sutter, and Clan of the Cave Bear, based on Jean M. Auel’s bestsellers, from Ron Howard, Brian Gazer, Allison Shearmur and Linda Woolverton.
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