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How Far House Stark Has Fallen: Sean Bean in Trailer for TNT's "Legends"

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 9, 2013 | Comments ()


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That header image is sort of trippy. Sean Bean just doesn't look right without a flowing mane and a sword. But since the premise of "Legends" is that Bean plays a deep cover agent for the FBI, who is described as having a wonderful ability to transform himself into any role, I assume that he'll turn back into a medieval warrior within a couple of episodes if the network knows what side their bread is buttered on. Come to thijnk of it, maybe that's what the title is a reference to.

Here's the trailer:


If you're wondering where the whelm is, it's under something around here. Check under that DVD boxset of The Bourne movies. I don't know why I would have filed it there.

The bright side for Sean Bean is that he won't be on TNT for very long since his characters have a distinctly low life expectancy across the board. Except for the Sharpe series set in the Napoleonic Wars, which at this point has lasted some twenty years and hasn't managed to kill our favorite Bean despite sixteen episodes and a lot of mileage.

To be fair, the show is coming to us from some of the executive producers of "Homeland", and it seems to field a decent enough background cast. Yet it doesn't seem to much distinguish itself in the trailer as doing anything that a half dozen other shows haven't already done to one degree of quality or another.



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  • Sean Bean looks right in everything.

    You know nothing, Dustin Snow.

  • Colleen Griffin

    Sean Bean's in it, that's all I need to know.

  • googergieger

    Why the fuck don't they just bring The Pretender back?

  • BlackRabbit

    I have a dark, wacky theory-All Sean Bean's characters are the same guy, doomed to be reincarnated and killed. That's why he looks so down-he knows he's going to lose everything soon.

  • BlackRabbit

    Also: "Who am I here?"

  • TNT picked up another drama this week that seems far more interesting (though just as TNT-ish at points) than Legends -- The Last Ship.

    Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?f...

  • Three_nineteen

    Apparently, gravity is a bitch on Pajiba today.

  • tmoney

    I see what you did there.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Random sidebar, but Bernard Cromwell (of the Sharpe books) is an excellent writer. I highly recommend his very different take on the Arthurian legend.

    But any Bean is good Bean as far as I'm concerned. Even that freaky pick that @Sefa posted.

  • annie

    I'm not going to lie: He was kind of hot in drag.

  • Ali Larter's character name is "Crystal Quest."

    Pass.

  • annie

    The first thing I saw Sean Bean in post-GoT was in drag, so this doesn't seem as bad as it could've been.

  • WHAT?!

  • kirbyjay

    Ana Gasteyer.

  • The Gaf

    I'm sorry, derivative or not, that looks good. I'll watch episode 1.

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