11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT's 'Legends' Adds Four Regulars for Season 2
TNT's Legends is bulking up for its second season.
The Sean Bean starrer has added four series regulars to join the cast of the thriller from Howard Gordon and new showrunner Ken Biller, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The move is part of its sophomore season reboot under Biller, who replaced season one boss David Wilcox. Joining the summer drama are Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), Kelly Overton (True Blood), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) and Steve Kazee (Shameless).
Zoli is set as Czech Detective Gabriella Laska, whose fierce drive hides behind a free-spirited Bohemian laissez-faire. Overton is set as Nina Brenner, an ambitious CIA officer who is tough and refuses to cave to pressure from her rival liaison in British intelligence. Franciosi will portray Kate Crawford, who speaks and looks like a typical British teen but whose parents were both Chechen. She has a troubled relationship with her mother and stepfather and is searching for her own identity. Kazee joins the series as Curtis Ballard, a by-the-book FBI agent who is haunted both by his failure to catch a criminal he was pursuing in 2001 and a violent event in his youth.
Production on the Fox 21 drama based on the book by Robert Littell will begin soon in London and Prague ahead of Legends' Aug. 25 return.
Zoli is with DBA, Inspire and Stone Meyer; Overton is with Innovative and LINK; Franciosi is with Paradigm and Lisa Richards Agency in the U.K.; and Kazee is with Innovative and D2.