Brendan Fraser Comes To TV In TNT’s ‘Legends’

The star of The Mummy trilogy lands his first leading role in an adaptation of Robert Littell’s spy novel.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After spending most of his career in feature films, Brendan Fraser is coming to television.

According to Deadline, Fraser has been signed to star in “Legends” as Martin Odum, an espionage operative said to have “an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.”

The premise of “Legends” sounds very similar to DC Comics’ “Human Target;” which was adapted as a TV series on Fox a few seasons ago. However, “Legends” is based upon Robert Littell’s novel of the same name; which was released in 2005.

Fraser is primarily known for starring in The Mummy trilogy as the adventurer, Rick O'Connell. However, he has also starred in numerous films including George of the Jungle, Dudley Do-Right, Monkeybone, Bedazzled, Crash and Journey to the Center of the Earth. “Legends” will be Fraser’s first starring role on television, but he has previously guest starred on “Scrubs” and lent his voice to “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.”

The potential “Legends” TV series was developed by “Homeland” excutive producer, Howard Gordan, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback, with Bomback set to write the pilot script. David Semel is also signed to direct the pilot episode.

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