TNT is adding to the cast of drama series Legends. Winter Ave Zoli (Sons Of Anarchy), Kelly Overton (True Blood), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) and Steve Kazee (Shameless) have signed on as new series regulars, joining star Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones) for the upcoming second season. Ave Zoli, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates, SMGSB and Inspire Entertainment, will play Detective Gabriella Laska, whose fierce drive hides behind a free-spirited Bohemian laissez-faire; Overton, repped by Innovative and LINK, is Nina Brenner, a tough, ambitious CIA Intelligence Officer who refuses to cave to pressure from her rival liaison in British Intelligence; Franciosi will play Kate Crawford, whose parents are both Chechen, but she talks and looks like a typical British teenager. She has a troubled relationship with her mother and stepfather, and she’s searching for her own identity; Kazee, repped by D2 Management and Innovative Artists, plays Curtis Ballard, a role that appears in two time periods – aged 30 in 2001 and mid 40s in present day. Young, Ballard is a by-the-book, clean-living FBI Agent. He is intelligent, private, but not without humor. Later, Ballard is scarred, driven, obsessed after failing to catch a criminal in the past.
Based on the book by Robert Littell, Legends stars Bean as Martin Odum, an undercover operative who has learned he isn’t the man he believed himself to be. On the run for a murder he didn’t commit, Martin searches for his true identity, following a trail that takes him to London and the European continent, where he discovers a dark and violent past that holds the key to his future survival. Production is slated to being shortly in London and Prague.
The first season of Legends averaged 3.2 million viewers in Live + 7, according to TNT. Legends is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, with Howard Gordon and showrunner Ken Biller serving as executive producers.