Sean Bean is getting another shot to be a series regular on a cable TV show; let’s just hope now that it turns out a little bit better than it did for his famed “Game of Thrones” character Eddard Stark (or some of the other characters he has played over the years who have met similar fates).
Multiple sources have now confirmed that the actor, who is otherwise known for playing Boromir on “Lord of the Rings” in addition to several other projects, has been tapped as a replacement for Brendan Fraser in the upcoming TNT pilot “Legends,” which revolves around a deep-cover agent named Martin Odum (Bean) with an ability to really morph himself into different personalities at the drop of a hat. However, a twist comes up when a mysterious person starts to question who he really is, and it makes Martin wonder whether or not the jig is up.
This project already has quite the pedigree courtesy of “Homeland” executive producer Howard Gordon, and TNT has proven itself over the years at excelling with some of these gritty crime shows (see “Southland”). In another ironic comparison to “Southland,” this show was originally planned out for NBC before before moving over to cable. (Luckily in this case, it didn’t air any new episodes on the Peacock first.)
“Legends” could launch as early as next year if it gets picked up to series, but it does have some competition. TNT is developing a score of important shows at the moment, including one known as “The Last Ship” that stars Eric Dane (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and is executive-produced by Michael Bay.
Are you thrilled to see Sean on TV again? If you want to watch the latest production video for “Game of Thrones” season 3, you can do so over at the link here.