TNT Goes Undercover with Sean Bean in Legends
JULY 11, 2014 – 11:20 AM

TNT is set to launch Legends, a new series starring Sean Bean, Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut, Steve Harris, Tina Majorino, and Amber Valletta.

In the series, based on an award-winning book by spy novelist Robert Littell, Bean takes on the role of Martin Odum, an FBI operative who spends much of his career under deep cover. With an uncanny ability to inhabit any invented persona (or “legend,” in the terms of the trade) he takes on, Odum entrenches himself in his various aliases. I imagine some will take it as a male version of Alias, but I’m sure Bean won’t be donning any skimpy outfits. (Maybe a wig or two.) Odum starts to question his own reality when a mysterious stranger suggests he’s so deep undercover that his life as Martin Odum might also be a legend.

Ali Larter plays Crystal McGuire, a fellow operative and resident hottie who will inevitably be assigned the undercover role of stripper or hooker. (Actually, Crystal goes undercover as a stripper in the pilot episode.)

As he delves into his own identity, Odum continues his undercover work, taking on the personas of a corrupt Chicago police officer, a Serbian extremist, and even a Scottish soccer club executive (which won’t be much of a stretch as Bean is a major fan of the game).

Nodding to the fact that many of the characters Bean has portrayed over the years have met untimely deaths, the network gave the press corps t-shirts with the hashtag “#DontKillSeanBean” printed on them. When asked which of his character’s deaths was his favorite so far, Bean replied, “I liked Lord of the Rings. That death. I was quite happy. Big death.” But he was quick to reassure us about his future in Legends, promising, “I’m going to be in this for a while.”

Ali Larter spoke about her own excitement over working with Bean. “I think one of the things that’s really fascinating about this show is you watch Martin Odum really transform himself into these different legends that he’s created over the years, and for me as an actor to watch Sean morph into these different people is incredible to watch, and I don’t think you’ve seen someone of this quality take on a role like this. So that’s just exciting to be part of and to watch him do it and to work opposite him.”
Source of this article : Parade Entertainment