EXCLUSIVE: Former 24 exec producer and showrunner Howard Gordon is going for a trifecta this development season with a third major sale in the past week, this time to NBC. The network has given a put pilot commitment to drama Legends, which will be written by feature scribe Mark Bomback. Gordon is executive producing along with Bomback and Jonathan Levin. Legends, produced by 20th Century Fox TV where Gordon has an overall deal, is based on a book by Robert Littell. It centers on an CIA operative with an uncanny gift for “legends” – aka false identities – who is sent on a variety of missions, while simultaneously coping with the possibility that his own identity may be a “legend” itself.
In addition to the NBC project, Gordon has a project with Ryan Murphy set up at Fox and another one, Homeland, has been picked up to pilot at Showtime. Bomback, whose film credits include Live Free Or Die Hard, Deception and the upcoming Unstoppable, is repped by WME which also reps Gordon. Bomback is managed by Anonymous.
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