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

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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.

Comments (10)

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

    Comment by tp – October 29, 2013 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sean Bean? Bets on which 1st season ep his character dies in?

    Comment by Apples – October 29, 2013 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow a really good cast!

    Comment by kchamley – October 29, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Brooke – October 29, 2013 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow this sounds interesting to me and i’m liking the cast too

    Comment by meatwad – October 29, 2013 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will he still be on Nurse Jackie? I loved his addition to the show!

    Comment by Tina – October 29, 2013 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Marc – October 30, 2013 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh boy another unrealistic look at the life of spies…lol

    Comment by Weezy – October 30, 2013 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • does this mean no more prentiss on nurse jackie? i hope they start filming the sixth season before he has to film this!

    Comment by chloe – October 30, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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