Scoop: Morris Chestnut Joins TNT's New Spy Drama Legends as Rival to Sean Bean

morris chesnut legendsMorris Chestnut (V, Nurse Jackie) is joining the cast of Legends, TNT’s forthcoming spy drama from Homeland EP Howard Gordon.

Set to premiere in 2014, Legends — based on the book by Robert Littell — centers on Martin Odum (Game of Thrones‘ Sean Bean), an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (D.C.O.) division.

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Chestnut will play the series-regular role of Antonio “Tony” Cimarro, Martin’s less-experienced colleague and rival. Ambitious and a workaholic, Tony thrives on putting his innate skills to use on high-priority and high-risk cases involving national security.

The cast also includes Heroes‘ Ali Larter as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin and is uneasy about his return to D.C.O.; The Client List‘s Rob Mayes as Troy Quinn, a former Special Ops agent with a single-minded mission-first mentality; Grey’s Anatomy’s Tina Majorino as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; The Practice‘s Steve Harris as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Revenge‘s Amber Valletta as Sonya Odum, Martin’s ex-wife.

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  1. tp says:

    I will watch this just to look at this beautiful man. His smile makes me melt.

  2. Apples says:

    Sean Bean? Bets on which 1st season ep his character dies in?

  3. kchamley says:

    Wow a really good cast!

  4. Brooke says:

    Oh, nice. I’m in for that man!

    Also – nice to see that Tina Majorino’s show is still in play, I’m looking forward to seeing her again.

  5. meatwad says:

    wow this sounds interesting to me and i’m liking the cast too

  6. Tina says:

    Will he still be on Nurse Jackie? I loved his addition to the show!

  7. Marc says:

    Please let him be able to do both Legends and Nurse Jackie. I love him on NJ and his relationship with Zoe was just starting. I don’t want the writers breaking Zoe’s heart by having him leave.

  8. Weezy says:

    Oh boy another unrealistic look at the life of spies…lol

  9. chloe says:

    does this mean no more prentiss on nurse jackie? i hope they start filming the sixth season before he has to film this!