Friday, July 26, 2013

Howard Gordon Talks Homeland, Bringing Back 24 & Casting Sean Bean In TNT’s Legends

Damian Lewis, Kiefer Sutherland, Sean Bean


BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. -- “Homeland” is gearing up to return to Showtime for its third season this September and Executive Producer Howard Gordon hinted at the drama ahead.

“The focus this season really is the aftershocks of last year,” Howard told at TNT’s 25th anniversary bash following Wednesday’s portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills.

Gordon said nothing is set yet, so they are keeping those writers’ room ideas under wraps. He was happy, however, to open up about his new show coming to TNT – “Legends,” starring former “Game of Thrones” star Sean Bean.

“He’s electric,” Gordon said of casting Bean as his leading man, Martin Odum, an agent working for the Deep Cover Operations division of the FBI.

“I had been a fan of his for so many years,” Gordon said. “The thing about Sean is he is extraordinary and charismatic and he’s a movie star, but he’s an actor and this part is about being an actor.”

And Gordon praised Bean’s performance in Season 1 of “Thrones.”

“It was transcendent and he has that kind of dignity and that kind of grace and the pathos that I think audiences have connected with and I hope this is a part and a role that really reengages the audiences with him,” Gordon said.

“Legends” premieres on TNT in 2014.

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