Legends is an American crime drama television series developed by Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback and based on the book Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation by Robert Littell which follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.
Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) stars as Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job.
But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be.
Season 1 also starred Ali Larter (Heroes) as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin; Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie) as Tony Cimarro, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino (Grey's Anatomy, True Blood) as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris (The Practice, Awake) as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Amber Valletta (Revenge) as Sonya Odum, Martin's ex-wife; and Mason Cook (The Lone Ranger) as Martin's pre-teen son, Aiden.
Season 2 was completely revamped with a new supporting cast, locations and more, with only Bean remaining from the original cast. In addition to Bean, the second season stars Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), Steve Kazee (Shameless), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Kelly Overton (True Blood), Klara Issova (Crossing Lines) and Ralph Brown (Agent Carter).
In addition, Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie) guest-stars in several episodes, reprising his role from the first season.
Legends is produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) and Brad Turner (24) serving as executive producers, along with showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe).
The Legends pilot was written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor), who developed the story with Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds) and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine).
The pilot was directed by David Semel (American Horror Story).