Legends Season 1 Production Bios
Howard Gordon is an award winning television writer, producer and author whose credits include some of TV’s most prolific series. Most recently, Gordon co-created the breakout series Homeland, which is one of the biggest hits in Showtime’s history. The series has broken ratings records and won multiple awards, including the Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, two Golden Globe Awards for Best Drama Series, Program of the Year at the AFI Awards, Best New Series at the Writers Guild Awards, Outstanding New Program at the Television Critics Association Awards, Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Drama at the Producers Guild Awards and received the prestigious Peabody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Media.
Gordon was the Showrunner and Executive Producer of the long-running hit television series, 24, for which he received both the Golden Globe and the Emmy Award for Best Drama Series in 2006. He is an Executive Producer on 24: Live Another Day, which premieres on FOX in May 21014.
Gordon also Executive Produces two new series for 2014; Tyrant on FX and Legends on
A twenty-five year industry veteran, Gordon first gained national attention for his award-winning work on Fox’s groundbreaking series The X-Files, for which he won multiple Golden Globes. His other credits include Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Beauty and the Beast, Sisters and Spenser: For Hire. He created the innovative 1999 drama Strange World, and the Fox series, The Inside.
Also an accomplished author, Gordon released his first novel, Gideon’s War in 2011 and quickly followed it up with the sequel, Hard Target, which was released in January 2012.
Gordon graduated from Princeton University, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He is an active member of the Pacific Counsel on International Relations, and former board member and president of the Stroke Association of Southern California.
Alex was born and raised in London and spent seven years as an officer in the British Army. After a tour with the U.S. Marines’ First Force Recon in the first Gulf War he came to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the Film Industry. He spent several years writing screenplays, ad copy and short stories, and then turned to writing for television.
In 2007, Alex was staffed on FX’s “The Riches.” Though short-lived, thanks to the writers’ strike; the job was a valuable introduction into writing television and an opportunity to learn from extremely talented writer-producers and actors.
After the strike, Alex worked on USA’s “In Plain Sight,” before being hired on the second season of “Lie To Me,” which he ended up executive producing and showrunning.
He’s now in his fourth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” as an Executive Producer. He is also an Executive Producer of TNT’s “Legends” and is developing a TV adaptation of the film, “Brubaker”.
Jonathan Levin is currently a producer for 20th Century Fox Television.
Prior to joining 20th, Levin was President of Spelling Television Inc. where he was responsible for all areas of entertainment programming, business affairs and strategic planning. Among the series he developed were Smith, Seventh Heaven, Charmed, Any Day Now, Kingpin, Titans, Pacific Palisades, Sunset Beach, 10-8, Summerland and Wanted. He also served as a producer of Charmed, Any Day Now, Sunset Beach, Rescue 77, Titans, All Souls, 10-8, Summerland and Wanted.
Previously, Levin was Vice President in charge of Drama Series Development for CBS Entertainment. While at CBS, he developed a series of successful and critically acclaimed dramas, including Touched by an Angel, Picket Fences, Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, Diagnosis Murder, and Wiseguy.
Levin began his entertainment career at CBS in 1983, as a Director of Business Affairs for Television Movies and Miniseries. He was responsible for negotiating license fees, co-productions, and talent deals.
Before joining CBS, Levin served as campaign director and counsel to United States Senator Arlen Specter in Washington, D.C. He was previously a litigator specializing in criminal law for the law firm of Dechert, Price and Rhoades in Philadelphia, PA.
In 1975-76, he served in the Mideast/Africa bureau for the Central Intelligence Agency.
A native of Philadelphia, Levin is an honors graduate Brown University and Columbia University Law School.
Award-winning Executive Producer/Director, Brad Turner, has over 300 episodes of popular television to his credit. During his four year tenure on the critically acclaimed FOX series, ’24,’ he won an Emmy Award and served as Executive Producer for the final two seasons, directing one of the most iconic and compelling finales on television. In 2005, he directed the CBC mini-series ‘Human Cargo’, which won several Gemini Awards, including Best Director, and garnered a prestigious Peabody Award. Brad served as Co-Executive Producer for the first season of the CBS hit drama, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and was the Executive Producer on ‘Transporter: The Series’ for HBO Canada and TNT.
Over the past year, he directed the first two episodes of SyFy’s new series ‘Bitten,’ starring Laura Vandervoort (Smallville); served as Executive Producer and Director on the SyFy Original Series, Helix, starring Billy Campbell (The Killing) and directed the season finale of the highly anticipated TNT Original Series, ‘The Last Ship.’
Other credits include: ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Originals,’ ‘Psych,’ ‘Nikita,’ ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica.’
David Wilcox is currently an Executive Producer on TNT’s LEGENDS. He created 666 PARK AVENUE for WBTV and ABC. Prior to that, he was a Co-Executive Producer on FRINGE for Fox. David has also been Co-Executive Producer on LIFE ON MARS and LAW & ORDER. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.