Nov 2, 2012

Tradecraft: Brenden Fraser Bows Out of TNT's Legends

That was quick. Just a few weeks after he was announced as the star, Brenden Fraser has left the TNT spy series LegendsDeadline reports that the actor and showrunner Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) "did not see eye to eye on the character and couldn’t bridge their creative differences." That doesn't mean the series is dead, though. According to the trade blog, "the role will now be recast." Sounds good to me. Whatever the creative differences were, I'm apt to trust Gordon based on his espionage track record—especially the phenomenal Homeland. This is the latest wrinkle in the show's particularly long development, which included a jump from NBC to TNT. Legends is based on the novel by Robert Littell (The Company), and produced by Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) and Mark Bomback. David Semel is directing. I'm eager to see who they replace Fraser with!

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