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Legends (TV series)

Legends
Genre Crime drama
Action
Thriller
Based on Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation 
by Robert Littell
Developed by
Starring
Composer(s) Reinhold Heil
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Release
Original channel TNT
Original release August 13, 2014 (2014-08-13) – present
External links
Official website

Legends is an American crime drama television series which premiered on TNT. The series was developed by Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, and Mark Bomback, and is based on the book Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation written by Robert Littell.[1] The series premiered on August 13, 2014.[2][3] On December 4, 2014, TNT renewed Legends for a 10-episode second season,[4] scheduled to start on November 2, 2015.[5]

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Critical reception 3
  • Promotion 4
  • Episodes 5
    • Season 1 (2014) 5.1
    • Season 2 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Plot

Martin Odum (Bean) is an undercover FBI agent who changes himself into a different person for each case. A "mysterious stranger" causes him to question his sanity.[6]

Cast

Main

  • Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI's Division of Covert Operations (DCO) who struggles with his real identity outside of his legends. He later finds out that Martin Odum is also a legend and that he used to work for MI6.
  • Ali Larter as Crystal McGuire, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin.[7]
  • Morris Chestnut as Tony Rice, a quick-witted FBI agent who is trying to uncover secrets he believes Martin is hiding. He recently became part of the DCO team and now helps Martin.[7]
  • Tina Majorino as Maggie Harris, the rookie member of the DCO team and an expert data manipulator.[7]
  • Steve Harris as Nelson Gates, director of the DCO task force.[7]
  • Amber Valletta as Sonya Odum, Martin's ex-wife.[7]
  • Mason Cook as Aiden Odum, Martin's pre-teen son.[7]

Critical reception

Legends scored 59 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 27 "mixed or average" reviews.[8] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 57% critics rating with an average rating of 6.2/10 based on 30 reviews. The website consensus reads: "Legends lacks originality, but derives watchability from Sean Bean's fine central performance".[9]

Promotion

To promote the series, TNT launched an intensive advertising campaign targeted at social media[10] beginning at the

External links

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  10. ^ #DontKillSeanBean Promotes New Show While Playing on Fan Expectations
  11. ^ Review: TNT's 'Legends' finds Sean Bean keeping his head as master spy - LA Times
  12. ^ a b Fans Want Sean Bean to Survive TNT’s Legends With #DontKillSeanBean - Time
  13. ^ The Many Deaths of Sean Bean — GeekTyrant
  14. ^ Twitter / LegendsTNT: Even @GRRMspeaking doesn't
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  16. ^ https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/dontkillseanbean
  17. ^ Sean Bean Death Scene from TNT Legends
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References

No.
overall 
No. in
season 
Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date  U.S. viewers
(millions) 
11 1 "The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich"[27] Jamie Payne Ken Biller November 2, 2015 (2015-11-02)
12 2 "The Legend of Kate Crawford"[28] Jamie Payne Raf Green November 9, 2015 (2015-11-09)
13 3 "The Legend of Curtis Ballard"[29] Alrick Riley Aaron Allen November 16, 2015 (2015-11-16)
14 4 "The Legend of Ilyana Zakayeva"[30] November 23, 2015 (2015-11-23)
15 5 "The Legend of Terrence Graves"[31] November 30, 2015 (2015-11-30)
16 6 "The Legend of Tamir Zakayev"[32] December 7, 2015 (2015-12-07)
17 7 "The Second Legend of Dmitry Petrovich"[33] December 14, 2015 (2015-12-14)
18 8 "The Legend of Doku Zakayev"[34] December 21, 2015 (2015-12-21)

Season 2

No.
overall 
No. in
season 
Title  Directed by  Written by  Original air date  U.S. viewers
(millions) 
1 1 "Pilot" David Semel Television Story by: Howard Gordon & Mark Bomback and Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Teleplay by: Mark Bomback and Jeffrey Nachmanoff
August 13, 2014 (2014-08-13) 2.58[18]
2 2 "Chemistry" Brad Turner David Wilcox and Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20) 1.73[19]
3 3 "Lords of War" Brad Turner Story by: Josh Pate and Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris
Teleplay by: Josh Pate
August 27, 2014 (2014-08-27) 1.76[20]
4 4 "Betrayal" Deran Sarafian Story by: Josh Pate & David Wilcox and Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris
Teleplay by: Josh Pate & David Wilcox
September 3, 2014 (2014-09-03) 1.74[21]
5 5 "Rogue" Karen Gaviola Andrew Wilder September 10, 2014 (2014-09-10) 1.43[22]
6 6 "Gauntlet" Brad Turner Andrew Wilder September 17, 2014 (2014-09-17) 1.63[23]
7 7 "Quicksand" Terrence O'Hara Josh Pate September 24, 2014 (2014-09-24) 1.45[24]
8 8 "Iconoclast" John Behring Geoff Aull October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01) 1.06[25]
9 9 "Wilderness of Mirrors" Milan Cheylov Josh Pate October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08) 1.08[26]
10 10 "Identity" Brad Turner David Wilcox October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08) 1.08[26]

Season 1 (2014)

Episodes

[17] and became the central focus of publicity done by Bean, including a parody by the website Funny or Die.[16][15] himself wearing the t-shirt. The ad campaign quickly went viral on social media[12] and Bean[14]

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