Sean Bean goes deep for TNT show 'Legends'
August 12, 2014 5:15 am • By Gail Pennington gpennington@post-dispatch.com

Sean Bean is a man of many faces in “Legends,” arriving Wednesday on TNT. He’s an FBI deep cover operative (DCO) who assumes fabricated identities to get close with very bad people (VBP?) and set them up for a fall.

This is a nice change of pace for Bean, cast too often as either the villain in crime dramas or the hero in costume epics (including “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones”).

But “Legends” doesn’t stray all that far from the mainstream of Bean’s resume. His Martin Odum is a rough-hewn hero, prone to defy authority and disappoint those who care about him. What he loves most is the job.

Based on the book “Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation,” by Robert Littell, the series was developed by Howard Gordon (“24,” “Homeland”), Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback. In undercover speak, we’re told, “legend” is the word for a fabricated identity.

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