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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 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 9, 2013 |

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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