TNT Renews ‘Legends’ for Season 2
The FBI drama series “Legends” has received a second season renewal from TNT. The show, which stars Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”), will be returning in 2015 with another ten episodes. Read on to find out more about this news story.
According to Deadline, the TV drama was renewed by TNT following its respectable ratings during its summer run for the first season. The show received an average of 2.6 million viewers weekly, despite having no solid lead-in. “Legends” also ended its first season with an acceptable 3.6 million viewers. Its viewership doubled when factoring in DVR and video-on-demand.
Based on a book by Robert Littell, “Legends” centers on Martin Odum (Bean), an FBI agent with the ability to change himself into different characters and personalities called legends when he does undercover work. The first season saw through Odum learning deep secrets about himself, when a man approached and told him that Odum is actually also a legend. He discovered a conspiracy that goes back to an operation in Iraq, and he also learned that he’s not the only person with this predicament.
“Legends” debuted on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, with ten episodes. The show was first commissioned in May 2013, from Howard Gordon, the creator of series hits like “Homeland” and “24.” Joining Bean in the cast are Ali Larter, Steve Harris, Morris Chestnut, Amber Valletta and Tina Marjorino.
The series garnered mix reviews from critics and viewers, citing the show for its watchable but unoriginal premise. TV critics have also likened the series to the trilogy “Bourne Identity.”
To promote “Legends,” TNT came up with a massive social media campaign #DontKillSeanBean, alluding to the fact that the actor’s characters always ended up dead in the shows and movies he has done. With this renewal, it looks like the campaign worked successfully as Bean will be able to continue playing his enigmatic character on TNT.
Catch “Legends” on the cable network when it returns for a second season slated for 2015. Movie News Guide (MNG) will be following this series closely, so keep checking back for more updates and news.
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