10:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT's 'Legends' Renewed for Second Season
TNT is going back on the case.
The Turner-owned cable network has renewed FBI drama Legends for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, from Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary as well as Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Jonathan Levin, was originally developed for NBC and follows deep-cover operative Martin Odum (Game of Thrones' Sean Bean), who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.
Based on the book from spy novelist Robert Littell, the Fox 21 drama is overseen by showrunner David Wilcox.
The drama was one of TNT's solid summer debuts, bowing to a respectable 3.6 million total viewers with two airings. The initial Wednesday at 9 p.m. offering fetched 2.6 million total viewers without the benefit of an established lead-in.
The network's other summer debuts, The Last Ship and Murder in the First, have both already been renewed. Legends joins a roster of dramas including Major Crimes and the final season of Falling Skies as well as rookies Public Morals, Proof and Agent X, among others, as TNT looks to add noisier fare to break out in an increasingly competitive scripted landscape under new network topper Kevin Reilly.
For Gordon, the Legends renewal keeps the prolific producer with three shows on the air, the other two being Showtime's Homeland and FX's Tyrant. (Fox has yet to make a decision on the future of limited series 24: Live Another Day.)