Legends Season 2 Production Bios
Howard Gordon is an award winning television writer, producer and author whose credits include some of TV’s most prolific series. 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 a 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 was also an Executive Producer on 24: Live Another Day. Gordon Executive Produces two second season series for 2015; Tyrant on FX and Legends on TNT and serves as an Executive Producer on Lookinglass which premieres on FOX in 2016.
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 2012. Gordon graduated from Princeton University, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. He is an advisory board member of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, and active member at the Pacific Counsel on International Relations, and former board member and president of the Stroke Association of Southern California.
Ken Biller has written, produced, and/or directed over 300 hours of television for most of the major networks and studios. His many credits include serving as Executive Producer and head writer for E-Ring on NBC, Six Degrees on ABC, and Star Trek: Voyager on UPN. He also served as Co-Executive Producer of the series North Shore, Smallville and Dark Angel. He was the Showrunner and Executive Producer of the action-fantasy series, Legend of the Seeker, which he developed for television. Most recently, Biller was the Co-Creator/Showrunner on Perception, which aired on TNT from 2012-2015.
Alex Cary was born and raised in London before moving to Los Angeles. He began to write for television in 2007 when he was staffed on FX’s The Riches. Then he went on to USA’s In Plain Sight before being hired on the second season of Lie To Me, where he started as a story editor, quickly graduated to executive producer and then to co-showrunner - all in one season. Alex just finished his fifth season of Showtime’s Homeland as an executive producer. He is also an executive producer of TNT’s Legends and is developing and working on several new projects for NBC/Universal.
Jonathan Levin is currently a producer for 20th Century Fox Television and CBS 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.