Sean Bean is set to star in a new TV series — and apparently not get killed off!
TNT has ordered Legends, starring Bean as an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations division who has the ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job.
The project is based on a novel by Robert Littell and executive produced by Homeland duo Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary along with Jonathan Levin. Sleeper Cell creators Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris will serve as showrunners.
Legends also stars Ali Larter (Heroes) as a fellow operative who has a history with Bean’s characters, Rob Mayes (The Client List) as a former Special Ops agent with a single-minded mission-first mentality and Tina Majorino (True Blood) as the newest member of the DCO team. “Legends has everything you want in a good spy drama: intriguing characters, multi-layered plots, a terrific cast and lots of action and suspense,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT. “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.”
Bean had previous short-lived TV roles (literally) on HBO’s Game of Thrones and ABC’s Missing.
Legends will premiere on TNT next year.