Recap: TNT @ NY Comic-Con
Sunday, October 11, 2015
TNT Wows Fans at New York Comic-Con with
Legends, The Librarians and the All-New Series Agent X
TNT hit New York Comic-Con 2015 this week with three of its hot fall shows. On Thursday, Sean Bean and executive producer Ken Biller screened the first episode of the completely reimagined spy thriller Legends. On Friday, Rebecca Romijn and the cast of The Librarians took the stage with executive producer Dean Devlin to talk about the second season of the blockbuster hit. And Jeff Hephner popped in to introduce and sneak peek of TNT's roller-coaster spy drama Agent X. Below are highlights from each of the events.
Legends Screening & Panel Session,
With Star Sean Bean and Executive Producer Ken Biller
Sean Bean and executive producer Ken Biller earned a standing ovation following a screening of the season premiere of TNT's completely reimagined spy thriller Legends Thursday at New York Comic-Con. The series is set to return on Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with each episode available across TNT's mobile and digital platforms the day after it airs. Here are some highlights from TNT's Legends panel session:
"Speaking Russian is quite difficult. I spent a lot of time in Crimea, so I was quite familiar with the accent, but not so much the speaking Russian, because…that's hard."
– Sean Bean on one of the challenges he faced in the new season of Legends
"It's challenging for the audience, but hopefully challenging in a way that's engaging and rewarding."
– Ken Biller on Legends' complex plot and multiple-timeline story
"I approached it more as a novel. I thought it would be interesting to show these different characters – not just Sean's character, but all of the characters – at different points in their lives. I think what's interesting is to watch that evolution. The show asks the question, 'Who are all of these people and how are they different from the person they put out there in the world?'"
– Ken Biller on the multiple stories from different time periods
"If you keep watching and go all the way to episode 10, you will learn who Martin Odum is."
– Ken Biller on the mystery surrounding the main character's identity
"If you make it to episode 10, Morris Chestnut takes his top off."
– Sean Bean's added promise to fans of recurring guest star Morris Chestnut
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This fall TNT's spy thriller Legends is back with 10 new episodes, but viewers who watched season one will hardly recognize what they’re seeing. The show has been completely re-imagined, with a new supporting cast, exotic locations, and a whole new approach to storytelling. Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) returns as a covert operative whose world is turned upside down when he discovers that everything he thought he knew about his life has been a lie. In addition to Bean, the new season stars Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), Steve Kazee (Shameless), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Kelly Overton (True Blood), Klara Issova (Crossing Lines) and Ralph Brown (Agent Carter). In addition, Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie, Rosewood) will guest-star in several episodes, reprising his role from season one.
Shot on location throughout Europe, including Prague and London, the new season of Legends is slated to launch on TNT Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across the network's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after their linear premieres. In addition, TNT will stack the entire season of Legends, meaning episodes will remain available on demand throughout the entire season.
The Librarians First Look and Panel Session,
With Stars Rebecca Romijn, Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, John Kim
And John Larroquette, Plus Executive Producer Dean Devlin
The stars of TNT's hit fantasy-adventure The Librarians, including Rebecca Romijn, Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, John Kim and John Larroquette, joined executive producer Dean Devlin at New York Comic-Con to give fans a first look at the new season. They also answered questions about the show, which was also celebrated outside with some eye-popping street art. The Librarians returns with two back-to-back episodes Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across TNT digital and mobile platforms the day after they air on the network. Here are some highlights from The Librarians New York Comic-Con panel session:
"I knew he was old, because I'm old. I just didn't realize he was that old."
John Larroquette on his character, Jenkins
"I'm a kid in a candy store on this show. This season I get to dive a little bit deeper into my past."
"One of the great things about season 2 is that the writers know us better, and together we have been exploring and getting to know the characters better."
"We weren't sure we were going to have a second season. We got a season 2 because of you guys."
Christian Kane on The Librarians' huge fan base
"I'm not very well trained as an actor, so it's very difficult for me to do the same thing twice. Fortunately we have Dean and John there, because it starts with a good script, and these guys are great at doing that."
John Larroquette on how much the actors get to contribute to the lines and action
"More often than not, the cast will surprise us and create connections we hadn't anticipated. They're creating the show with us, because they live these characters. They know them better than we do."
Dean Devlin on the contributions the actors make to the show
"Every show wants to be dark and gritty with morally ambiguous characters. I miss a show that the entire family can watch together and a show that generally loves the genre. We're hard-core geeks. We love this as much as Scorsese loves an art film."
Dean Devlin on why he made The Librarians
"This season we've got Fictionals coming to life, so we'll be battling Prospero, James Moriarity, Frankenstein and others."
"I'm a book nerd, so the idea that these stories that I've read are going to walk into a room with us is really amazing."
Lindy Booth on the use of literary characters in the show
"In season 1, magic came into the world, and the Librarians were trying to put the genie back in the bottle. In season 2, magic is being seen by people. So now it's harder, because they have to try to convince people that they didn't see what they saw."
"All the things that once seemed magical, science began to explain."
John Larroquette on the reality of the show's magic
"The special effects are a lot of fun because we get to use our imagination. Instead of a monster trying to eat me, it's our assistant director with a tennis ball on the end of a poll."
"What's really fun is that we're seeing this for the first time. When you get to see it November 1, we're seeing it too."
Christian Kane on how the actors don't get to see the special effects during production
"Ezekiel is such a jerk. But he's the jerk who always gets away with everything."
John Kim on his character
"My character was pitched to me as an international man of mystery. I like to think he's Australian because he's a criminal."
"They joked that they were going to subtitle all of my dialogue because of my accent."
John Kim, who hails from Australia
"Noah is in about half of this season. Noah also directed an episode, and it's one of our best ones."
Dean Devlin on Noah Wyle's role in front of and behind the camera
Rebecca Romijn on whether there will be any romantic entanglements this season
"I've done a lot of stuff, but nothing as much fun as The Librarians."
The Librarians Extended Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEdeOss9aIg
NYCC15 panel – Dean Devlin clip 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n61Ps2TPEE4&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – Rebecca Romijn clip 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT9XuEfqrH4&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – Rebecca Romijn clip 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyBwaH1gxd8&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – John Larroquette clip 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbv8q7K0Ths
NYCC15 panel – John Larroquette clip 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzXrMuQargs&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – John Larroquette clip 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOZX4O34rM0&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – Christian Kane clip 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKOxu8IFRb0&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – Christian Kane clip 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ5yIfHWMkA&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – Christian Kane clip 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6-fwhNjQB4&feature=youtu.be
NYCC15 panel – John Kim clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oghwSipBh4I&feature=youtu.be
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About The Librarians
This fall, TNT will return to the world of The Librarians with season 2 of the hit series. Based on TNT's hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Brink) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT's movie trilogy.
Season 2 of The Librarians is slated to premiere with back-to-back episodes Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Episodes will be made available across the network's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after their linear premieres. In addition, TNT will stack the entire season of The Librarians, meaning episodes will remain available on demand throughout the entire season.
Agent X Sneak Peek, Introduced by Star Jeff Hephner
Jeff Hephner, star of TNT's new series Agent X came to New York Comic-Con to introduce a sneak peek of the exciting spy thriller. Set to premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Agent X also stars Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney. In introducing the clip, Hephner told the crowd, "I hope you think it's as badass as we do."
Agent X Sneak Peek: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM0aNZaR6sA
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TNT Pressroom: pressroom.turner.com/us/tnt/agent-x/images
About Agent X
This fall, America will face off against threats both foreign and domestic with a secret weapon in TNT's Agent X, a spirited new action-drama starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy®, Golden Globe® winner Sharon Stone (Casino), Jeff Hephner (Boss, Chicago Fire) and Gerald McRaney (House of Cards). Agent X is set to launch with a two-hour premiere Sunday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). TNT will make episodes available via TNT On Demand and the Watch TNT website and mobile apps the day after they air on the network.
In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren’t in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public and known only to a handful of people at the top echelons of power, this protector is John Case (Hephner), a special agent trained and ready to serve at the exclusive, careful discretion of the Vice President (Stone).
Also starring in Agent X are Jamey Sheridan (Arrow, Homeland) as FBI Director Stanton, John Shea (The Good Wife, Gossip Girl) as President Thomas Echkart and Mike Colter (Million Dollar Baby, The Good Wife) as Speaker of the House Miles Latham. In addition, James Earl Jones (The Hunt for Red October, The Lion King) guest stars in a recurring role as Supreme Court Chief Justice Caleb Thorne.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network. Seen across multiple platforms in 94 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians, Public Morals and the upcoming Agent X and The Alienist. TNT also features the unscripted investigation series Cold Justice and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.