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American drama Legends is to be screened in the UK on Sky 1 the channel has announced.

From the creators of Homeland and the executive producer of 24, Legends stars Sean Bean as Martin Odum, an undercover agent in the FBI’s Department of Covert Operations (DCO) Task Force, with the ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.

“I’m delighted to be bringing this drama to Sky 1 HD. We remain passionate about bringing the best of the US to Sky customers and Legends is a very exciting addition to Sky’s already enviable US programming slate.” – Louisa Forsyth, Acquisitions Manager, Sky

The drama, based on the award winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell, also stars Ali Larter as Crystal McGuire, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin and is uneasy about his return to the DCO; Morris Chestnut as Tony Rice, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; Amber Valletta as Sonya Odum, Martin’s ex-wife; and Mason Cook as Martin’s pre-teen son, Aiden.

“I’m delighted that LEGENDS is coming exclusively to Sky 1 HD. This fast-paced and ambitious series is everything we look for in a drama and it is a true pleasure to welcome the global talent of Sean Bean to the channel.”  -Adam MacDonald, Director, Sky 1 HD

The programme is executive produced by Howard Gordon, Alex Cary, Jonathan Levin, Brad Turner and David Wilcox. The pilot was directed and executive produced by David Semel and written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff.

Legends begins on Sky 1 from September 17th 2014 at 10pm.

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