Howard Gordon seemingly has a desire to become the next Ryan Murphy or Graham Yost, at least when it comes to having several shows on the air at the same time. We already knew that “Homeland” season 3 was coming up later this year, and he has a project in development at CBS with a shot of getting picked up.
Now, we’ve officially heard that TNT has decided to take a big gamble on “Legends,” an ambitious show with the potential to be one of the biggest things that the network has to offer. The series stars Sean Bean as Martin Odum, a man with the incredibly unique gift of being able to transform into almost anyone as a deep-cover operative. However, Things get tricky when you start to lose a little bit of yourself in the process. As his real life starts to come into question, the world begins to fall apart.
For Bean, what excites us the most about this series is merely that it doesn’t look like (spoiler alert!) he’s going to pull a Ned Stark and have his head cut off near the end of the first season like in “Game of Thrones”. Bean also must love the opportunity to morph into so many different people. Meanwhile, for TNT this is a chance to try and reach a commercial audience while bringing in some pedigree. With “Southland” gone, they need a show that has the potential to bring in some nominations.
While “Homeland” will return to Showtime later this year, don’t expect to see this new series, even with its fancy trailer below, on the network until some point next year.
“Legends” is actually the second pilot project picked up by TNT in the last two days, as they also made the move to order the series “The Last Ship” featuring Eric Dane in his first post-“Grey’s Anatomy” role.