TNT's 'Legends' to Open ATX Television Festival (Exclusive)

Legends TNT Trailer Screengrab - H 2014

Legends TNT Trailer Screengrab - H 2014

The upcoming Sean Bean drama will kick off the fest's third year June 5.

ATX Television Festival has set its opening night event.

The Austin festival will have TNT's Legends as the kickoff to its third year with key castmembers and producers on hand, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. ATX takes place June 5-8.

The hourlong drama, based on the book by author Robert Littell, centers on undercover agent Martin Odum (Sean Bean), who works for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin can transform himself into a completely different person for each job, but he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be. Legends launches Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. PT/ET.

Legends stars Bean, Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, Amber Valletta and Mason Cook. Produced by Fox 21, the series is executive produced by Howard Gordon, Alexander Cary, Jonathan Levin, Brad Turner and showrunner David Wilcox. Jeffrey Nachmanoff wrote the pilot and developed it with Gordon and Mark Bomback, with David Semel directing.

"We're extremely excited to be participating in the 2014 ATX Television Festival," said Tricia Melton, senior vp entertainment marketing and branding for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. "We look forward to introducing some of TNT's new and current shows to an audience of television fans and creators, as well as hearing their feedback about the work we're doing."

TNT also will bring Dallas, with stars Brenda Strong and Julie Gonzalo, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer.

This year's ATX programming includes panels for Roswell and Everwood reunions; the 25th anniversary of Hey Dude; a Henry Winkler tribute; as well as events for FX's The Strain, CBS' Reckless, NBC's The Night Shift, BBC America's Orphan Black, A&E's Bates Motel, FX's Archer and Fargo, Fox's Enlisted and ABC's Revenge, among others.

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