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‘Game of Thrones’ star Sean Bean returning to TV in TNT pilot ‘Legends’

By Daniel S Levine,

Sean Bean, who starred on the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is coming back to TV on Legends, a pilot in development at TNT. Bean replaces Brendan Fraser, who was first cast in the series’ lead role.

Legends was created by Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon. Bean will star as Martin Odum, a deep-undercover agent who can change into any person for any mission. However, when a mysterious person tells him that he might not be who he thinks he is, his actual identity is questioned, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

The rest of the cast has not been set.

According to Zap2It, Fraser left the project last month because of “creative differences” with Gordon.

"Brendan is an incredible actor, and we have wanted to work with him for a very long time," Fox 21 president Bert Salke said last month. "While this particular project may not have been the right fit, we are excited to develop cable properties with him that will showcase his amazing talent."

The series will be produced by Fox 21 and is based on Robert Littell’s novel. Gordon developed the series with Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Homeland’s Alexander Cary and Jonathan Levin of Charmed.

Bean starred in Ashley Judd’s short-lived ABC series Missing and appeared in Lord of the Rings films and GoldenEye. He just finished work on Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

 
 

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