Brendan Fraser is set to star in the TNT drama Legends, the network announced Thursday.
The Mummy star will play a government agent on the spy drama, based on a book by Robert Litell. The plot of the Littell's original novel follows a former CIA field agent who struggles with differentiating between his past cover identities, or "legends," and his real one. Fraser will also serve as an executive producer.
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The series is helmed by Homeland
producers Howard Gordon
and Alexander Cary
as well as Jeffrey Nachmanoff
(The Day After Tomorrow
) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed
). David Semel
will direct the plot and serve as an executive producer.