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Cyrus Voris & Ethan Reiff Join TNT Pilot ‘Legends’ As Showrunners

20 December 2012 2:47 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Sleeper Cell creators Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have been tapped as executive producers/showrunners of TNT‘s drama pilot Legends, from Homeland‘s Howard Gordon. Legends, developed by Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback from the novel by Robert Littell, centers on Martin Odum (Sean Bean), a deep-cover CIA operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. Voris and Reiff will executive produce alongside Gordon, Nachmanoff, Alex Cary and Jonathan Levin for Fox 21. Co-starring in the pilot are Steve Harris, Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes, Tina Majorino and Lux Haney Jardine. Voris and Reiff, whose feature credits include Kung Fu Panda, recently worked on Starz’s live-action adaptation of the 2001 Japanese anime series Noir. They are repped by UTA, manager Jeff Field and attorney Dave Feldman. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Homeland Season 3 Details Revealed - Expect Major Changes

20 December 2012 7:46 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Earlier this week Homeland show-runners Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon hosted a conference call to discuss their plans for season 3 of Homeland.  You can sum up the results like this:  if you thought you knew what to expect from Homeland Season 3, you don't know what to expect from Homeland season 3.  Probably the [...]

Homeland Season 3 Details Revealed - Expect Major Changes »

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TV’s Familiar Faces Gather to TNT’s Legends

19 December 2012 4:44 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

On the ABC thriller, Revenge, actress Amber Valletta, as Lydia Davis, has flip flopped between being Victoria’s best friend and sleeping with Conrad. Now Valletta is headed to a brand new TNT pilot called Legends. She’s joining Game of Thrones alum, Sean Bean!

We have very high expectations for Legends because this pilot comes from executive producer Howard Gordon who works on the runaway hit, Homeland. The plot of Legends is based upon the novel written by Robert Littell. Like Homeland, Legends does involve intrigue.

Actors 90210‘s Rob Mayes; Big Love and Grey’s Anatomy alum Tina Majorino and Lux Haney Jardine of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have also been cast in the pilot in which Bean stars as Martin Odum, “a deep-cover CIA operative” who Deadline explains, is a total chameleon. The agent can lose himself completely when becoming a new person for each under cover assignment. »

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'Homeland' producers explain most difficult scenes to film

18 December 2012 2:37 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

There's a reason Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) turned so quickly -- if only for a moment -- on Brody (Damian Lewis) in Homeland's explosive Season 2 finale: She was the first to suspect he was a traitor.

The "Homeland" producers revisit those early days in an interview exclusive to Zap2it. Responding to fan questions, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Chip Johannsen describe one of their most difficult scenes to film and write : Brody's intimate reunion with his wife, Jessica (Morena Baccarin). And Carrie is watching their awkward encounter via illegal video surveillance.

Check out the video -- and if you haven't seen "Homeland" yet (!), it's time to find out what you've been missing. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Sean Bean spy drama 'Legends' adds 'Awake' star Steve Harris

18 December 2012 5:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Awake star Steve Harris has joined new TNT pilot Legends. The spy drama - from Homeland's Howard Gordon - will star Sean Bean as a CIA agent with the uncanny ability to assume different personas. Harris will play Yates, the director of the CIA Task Force that sends Bean's character Martin Odum back undercover, according to Deadline. The 47-year-old actor is perhaps best known for playing Eugene Young on legal drama The Practice between 1997 and 2004, and recently starred as Detective Isaiah 'Bird' Freeman on short-lived NBC drama Awake. Amber Valletta (Revenge) (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Steve Harris Is Heading To TNT For Spy Drama Series 'Legends'

17 December 2012 4:53 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Steve Harris is reuniting with his Awake producer Howard Gordon to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, which is based on the novel by Robert Littell, and centers on an undercover CIA operative (played by Sean Bean) who is also a chameleon of sorts, who is able to suitably transform himself into a different person for each job. Harris will play a character named Yates, who's the director of the D.C.O. Task Force responsible for reinstating Martin. Anyone read the novel to shed some light on the character Harris will play, and his involvement in the story? Harris will next be seen in Regina King's feature film directorial debut - an adaptation »

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Steve Harris Is Heading To TNT For Spy Drama Series 'Legends'

17 December 2012 4:53 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Steve Harris is reuniting with his Awake producer Howard Gordon to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, which is based on the novel by Robert Littell, and centers on an undercover CIA operative (played by Sean Bean) who is also a chameleon of sorts, who is able to suitably transform himself into a different person for each job. Harris will play a character named Yates, who's the director of the D.C.O. Task Force responsible for reinstating Martin. Anyone read the novel to shed some light on the character Harris will play, and his involvement in the story? Harris will next be seen in Regina King's feature film directorial debut - an adaptation of Reshonda Tate Billingsley's 2005 novel Let The Church Say Amen for Bet, co-starring alongside Naturi NaughtonLela Rochon, Hosea Sanchez, and Collins Pennie.

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Steve Harris To Co-Star In Howard Gordon’s TNT Pilot ‘Legends’

17 December 2012 3:21 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Steve Harris is set to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, executive produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and produced by 20th TV’s Fox 21. Legends, based on the novel by Robert Littell, centers on Martin Odum (Sean Bean), a deep-cover CIA operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. The Practice alum Harris will play Yates, the director of the Dco Task Force who reinstates Martin to an undercover job. Legends reunites Harris and Gordon, who worked together on the midseason NBC drama Awake, executive produced by Gordon and co-starring Harris. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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'Homeland' producers talk backlash and what's next for Carrie and Brody

17 December 2012 3:10 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

According to some vocal critics of Homeland's second season, its executive producers have some 'splaining to do. Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon did just that in a conference call with reporters today (Dec. 17) -- addressing critics' complaints about implausible storylines but also discussing the doomed romance between Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody (Damian Lewis) and what's in store for the players in Season 3.

After Carrie turned Brody against Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban), and nurtured the "deluded possibility that she and Brody could have a happy ending," Gansa said the writers strove for the finale to turn Season 1 on its head. "Last season ended with Carrie being the only one who believes Brody is guilty; this season, she's the only one who believes he is innocent."

Gansa and Gordon aren't ready at this point to "defend the season," but they did address reporters' questions about certain storylines -- for instance, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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‘Homeland’ Season 3 Details Revealed

17 December 2012 2:59 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

As the writers and producers of Showtime’s award-winning drama, Homeland, recently found out, following up a critically-acclaimed first season is not exactly a slam-dunk. After several aspects of season 2 became a point of contention for critics and fans alike, the season 2 finale was an incredibly important moment for the series.

Now that the opinions regarding the divisive conclusion to season 2 have begun to pour in, executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa have already begun discussing where the series may be headed in season 3, and posited some intriguing possibilities as to where the characters who were left standing might be headed come the fall of 2013.

The pair recently took part in a conference call, and according to TVLine, tackled not only inquiries regarding the ...

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- Kevin Yeoman

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'Homeland' team answers burning finale questions, hint season 3 plans

17 December 2012 2:42 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Brody lives! But is that a good thing for Homeland? Some thought it was time for Damian Lewis’ character to leave the show, but Homeland producers have other plans. Below, showrunner Alex Gansa and executive producer Howard Gordon took questions from reporters on a conference call. Producers were cagey and non-committal on several key topics. But here’s what we think we learned.

– Damien Lewis was supposed to die — again! “There was a plan very early on to kill Brody in episode 7 or 8 this year,” Gansa says. “We felt there was enough story between these two characters to tell through »

- James Hibberd

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New Homeland Season 3 Intense Spoilers Dished Out By Producers

17 December 2012 2:23 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New Homeland season 3 intense spoilers dished out by producers. Earlier today,TV Line,chatted it up with Showtime's "Homeland" producers ,Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, and they gave a little spoiler teaser dish on some of the things we can expect to see in the upcoming season 3. It turns out that investigators will think Brody is dead,and more. To start off with, Alex revealed that they're still up in the air over how Brody and his family will be involved in season 3,stating, "We had a much clearer picture of what the first two seasons would be than we do of what the third season would be. Damian’s involvement and the actors who fill out Brody's family, is very much up in the air." Gansa also suggested that the mole will still be in play for season 3 by stating, "it was our ever-present mole who could have been »

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Homeland Scoop: Bosses Answer Burning Questions and Drop Season 3 Spoilers

17 December 2012 1:01 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Brody lived. But that doesn't necessarily mean Damian Lewis will be a major part of Homeland's season three. "Damian's involvement and [Brody's] family's involvement is very much up in the air in light of what happened in the finale," executive producer Alex Gansa told reporters Monday morning. It was just one of the surprising revelations to come out of a conference call with Gansa and fellow exec producer Howard Gordon the morning after the Emmy-winning Showtime drama wrapped its second season, which included an explosive terrorist attack on the CIA and a fugitive Brody on the run, thanks to Carrie's (Claire Danes) help. "If you look at [the first] two seasons, we've »

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'Homeland' producers on Brody's future, Saul's loyalties and more from season 2

17 December 2012 10:24 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Look, these highly serialized dramas are a high-wire act, and occasionally on the wire, you're going to fall off," acknowledged "Homeland" executive producer Howard Gordon at the end of a long press conference call to discuss the Showtime drama's second season finale. "And if we did fall off this year now and then, I like to think we had a safety net under us, and that that net was our audience, who said they believed in us that we could get back up and cross to the other side. (What a completely convoluted metaphor!) But that was our hope for the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Homeland' EPs Talk About Shifting Series' Focus in Season 3 and Beyond

17 December 2012 9:56 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Season three of Homeland may not be on the horizon until the second half of next year, but the wheels are already turning for how the show will reboot itself in the wake of Sunday's finale. [For readers who haven't seen the Showtime series' season ender, spoilers follow.] Executive producers and co-creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon spoke with reporters the morning after the episode, and in addition to revealing they had originally discussed killing Brody (Damian Lewis) halfway through the season, they seemed to confirm that the series will one day be forced to undergo a fundamental

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- Michael O'Connell

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Homeland Burning Questions: Will [Spoiler] Sit Out Season 3? Did SNL's Spoof Sting? And More

17 December 2012 8:58 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The terrorists didn’t win but they certainly seemed to gain the upper hand as the second, polarizing season of Homeland drew to a close Sunday night.

The twisty Showtime drama’s finale climaxed with a huge bomb blast that claimed multiple lives (R.I.P. Estes, Finn, etc.), turned Brody into a fugitive and left Carrie’s future with the CIA very much in doubt.

During a conference call with reporters Monday morning, exec producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa tackled a series of burning questions about the episode and the upcoming third season.

How involved will Damian Lewis (and Morena Baccarin, for that matter) be in Season 3? | Being only two meetings into prepping Season 3, Gansa told TVLine that the status of players such as Lewis and his TV wife “are all open questions for us right now. We had a much clearer picture of what the first two seasons would be than we do of what the third season would be…. Damian’s involvement and [the actors who fill out Brody's family] is very much up in the air.”

Why wasn’t the President of the United States in attendance at VP Walden’s funeral? | “This wasn’t actually Walden’s memorial service in a church; it’s the memorial service that was put on for him by his intelligence colleagues at the CIA,” Gansa explained. “The president was not there for that reason.”

Is the mole still in play heading into Season 3? | Sure sounds like it. Gansa, for example, suggested  it was “our ever-present mole who could have been responsible for moving [Brody's] car to in front of the auditorium.”

What was the larger purpose of the Dana/Finn hit-and-run arc, since it never dovetailed with the main story? | Gordon admitted to TVLine, “There was a deeper plan for [that storyline] that sort of morphed halfway through the season.” But as actually told, “It was about Dana’s degradation of her connection with Brody, the emotional separation between them.”

Did the Saturday Night Live spoof sting the producers or stars? | “It’s obviously mostly terrific — it’s one of the highest cultural honors to be lampooned by SNL,” Gordon told us. “I think some of the actors were charmed and disturbed by it.” Perhaps Claire Danes, whose crying jags were well-mocked, fell into the latter camp…? Actually, no. “Anne Hathaway reached out to Claire and told her well in advance what she would be doing,” Gordon reported.

How on earth will Brody, now America’s Most Wanted, be able to lay low? | Gansa put forth the possibility that “the investigators are going to believe that Brody was actually in his car when it exploded,” and thus will be presumed dead. “Plus, Brody does have a head start of a couple of days, and he is privy to Carrie’s best contacts. He has the benefit of that network.”

Why wasnt Brody’s phone still tapped at the time of his (Blackberry!) video chats with Nazir? | “Brody had delivered to the CIA all of the information that he knew about Nazir… and all of his information was correct. And most of his [terrorist] network, with the exception of Nazir was rolled up. So the assumption by the CIA at that point was that his role … was over. There was nothing more he knew.” Add in the fact that Nazir was on the run, and “they had mistakenly stopped monitoring his movements and his phone.”

Are we still to kinda sorta suspect that Brody was in on the bombing? | Gansa doesn’t believe he and the writers are trying to have their cake and eat it, too. “But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people out there that still think there’s that possibility, and I just don’t want to dissuade anybody from that.” But as Gordon noted, “If you look back on the season, your brain would start hurting to understand why he did certain things if he was partially responsible for what happened.”

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'Homeland' Producers Answer Finale Questions

17 December 2012 8:55 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Last night's season two finale of Homeland was not only hugely important for the characters, but the show itself since the last string of episodes drew a significant amount of criticism from fans and critics alike. Could one episode re-write all those wrongs?

The answer is yes. And no.

While there were massive strides in the right direction (including the literal and figurative bomb that functioned as a min-reset button for many of the surviving characters), this morning has found countless critics citing Carrie's episode ending decision as one more mistake in a string of bad choices. Personally, I love that season three will be simultaneously about Carrie's public hunt for fugitive Brody and private hunt for the person who seemingly framed him.

To find out what else season three could look like, and look back on the impact of season two, Homeland executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon were joined by exiting star David Harewood (R.I.P »

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"Homeland : The Choice"- December 16, 2012

16 December 2012 9:38 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek promofootage from "The Choice", the "Homeland" Season 2 finale episode airing December 16, 2012 on Showtime, as well as an interview with  actor Damien Lewis who plays Us Marine 'Nicholas Brody', the lead character in the series:

...'Carrie' is faced with a pivotal decision, as 'Brody' meets with 'Faber' to contemplate the future of the family. 

"Meanwhile, 'Saul' undertakes a secret assignment and 'Quinn' has a decision to make that may prove to be a game-changer. 

"Homeland", developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa is based on the Israeli TV series "Prisoners of War", created by Gideon Raff.

Showtime's "Homeland" stars Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin") as 'Carrie Mathison', a 'Central Intelligence Agency' officer and Damian Lewis ("Band Of Brothers") as 'Nicholas Brody', a Us Marine. 

Carrie believes that Brody, who was held captive as a prisoner of war, was 'turned' by the enemy and now threatens the United States.

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- M. Stevens

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TVLine Items: Bates Motel First Look, Revenge and Grey's Actors Join TNT's Legends and More

14 December 2012 12:58 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A&E has just unveiled the mother of all promos for its buzzy new series Bates Motel.

In the behind-the-scenes sneak peek — which features fresh footage from the much-anticipated Psycho prequel — stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, as well as executive producer Carlton Cuse (Lost), discuss the contemporary take on Norman Bates and his infamous mom.

Related | Bates Motel Teaser: You Can Check Out Anytime You Like, but You Can Never Leave

Press Play below for an in-depth look at the series’ debut, then hit the comments with your thoughts about the update on a classic.

Click here to view the embedded video. »

- Megan Masters

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Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes & Tina Majorino Cast In TNT Pilot ‘Legends’

14 December 2012 10:38 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Amber Valletta is set to co-star opposite Sean Bean in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, executive produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon. Also cast in the pilot, based on the novel by Robert Littell, are Rob Mayes, Tina Majorino and Lux Haney Jardine. Legends centers on Martin Odum (Bean), a deep-cover CIA operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. Valletta will play Martin’s ex-wife and mother to preteen Aiden (Jardine), who thinks Aiden got his smart mouth from Martin. Mayes will play Troy, a former Special Ops guy with a “mission-first mentality” who now works as a federal agent with the Dco. Majorino will play Maggie, the newest member of the Dco field support team. Valletta, who recurred on the first season of ABC’s Revenge, is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, and Pj Shapiro. Mayes, repped by The Collective and UTA, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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