TNT announced today that it has ordered a second season of its new drama series “Legends,” starring Screen Actors Guild Award winner Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones,” The Lord of the Rings). The show is a key part of TNT’s ongoing expansion into genre fare, which also includes the summer series The Last Ship and the upcoming series The Librarians (spinning off of the successful series of telefilms starring Noah Wyle). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for season 2, with plans to launch next year.
“Legends” is based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell. In the series, Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be.
The first season of “Legends” averaged 3.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery. When viewing across TNT’s multiple platforms is factored in, the show’s reach jumps to 6.5 million viewers through linear telecasts, DVR viewing, set-top VOD and digital on-demand.
“Legends” is produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) serving as executive producer.