Press Release

TNT is bringing three of its action-packed summer series to San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25.

TNT’s upcoming drama, Legends will kick off the network’s Comic-Con presence on Thursday, July 24, with an exclusive screening of the pilot episode and Q&A with cast members Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut and Tina Majorino, as well as executive producers Howard Gordon and David Wilcox.

The Last Ship, cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date, will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24, with a panel featuring stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin and Charles Parnell and executive producers Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. The session will include Q&A with the audience and exclusive video clips previewing what’s to come during the rest of the first season.

Falling Skies, one of basic cable’s Top 10 summer series, will return to Comic-Con for the fourth time. Stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Will Patton, Sarah Carter, Maxim Knight, Scarlett Byrne and Doug Jones and executive producer David Eick are set to participate in a panel on the show’s current fourth season. The Falling Skies session will also include video clips from upcoming episodes, plus the world premiere of the trailer for the upcoming video game Falling Skies: The Game.

Complete details on TNT’s presence at Comic-Con as well as descriptions of the three series being presented, are included below.

Legends

Comic-Con: Thursday, July 24

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PT) – Legends Press Room (Hilton Bayfront, AQUA Salon C)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (PT) – Legends Panel & Presentation (Room 6A)

Panelists: Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut, Tina Majorino and executive producers Howard Gordon and David Wilcox

Legends – Series Premiere: Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) stars in Legends, TNT’s new, suspense-filled drama based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell. Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be. Legends also stars Ali Larter (Heroes) as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin; Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie) as Tony Cimarro, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino (Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood) as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris (The Practice, Awake) as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Amber Valletta (Revenge) as Sonya Odum, Martin’s ex-wife; and Mason Cook (The Lone Ranger) as Martin’s pre-teen son, Aiden. Legends is being produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) and Brad Turner (24) serving as executive producers, along with showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe). The Legends pilot was written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor), who developed the story with Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds) and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine). The pilot was directed by David Semel (American Horror Story).

The Last Ship

Comic-Con: Thursday, July 24

1:45-2:45 p.m. (PT) – The Last Ship Panel & Presentation (Room 6A)

3:00-4:00 p.m. (PT) – The Last Ship Press Room (Hilton Bayfront, AQUA Salon D)

Panelists: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell and showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane

The Last Ship – Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT’s action-packed drama The Last Ship, cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date, stars Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and is executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler’s second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage). Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, The Last Ship comes to TNT from Bay’s Platinum Dunes and its partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace, The Nine), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (Lost). Steinberg and Kane wrote the series pilot, which was directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571).

FALLING SKIES cocoon Comic-Con: Friday, July 25

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PT) – Falling Skies Press Room (Hilton Bayfront, AQUA Salon D)

4:30- 5:30 p.m. (PT) – Falling Skies Panel & Presentation (Room 6BCF)

Panelists:

Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Will Patton, Sarah Carter, Maxim Knight, Scarlett Byrne, Doug Jones and executive producer David Eick

Falling Skies – Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies – from Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg – tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as Tom Mason, a college professor who became an unlikely resistance leader. Moon Bloodgood is Dr. Ann Glass, a pediatrician who became the survivors’ primary physician and eventually fell in love with Tom. Will Patton is Colonel Weaver, the gruff and emotionally scarred commander leading the battle against the invaders. Also starring in Falling Skies are Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Colin Cunningham, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones and Scarlett Byrne. Since premiering as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, Falling Skies has ranked as one of the Top 20 original series on basic cable with total viewers and key adult demos. In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with David Eick and Greg Beeman.

About TNT

TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT’s upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes Legends, The Librarians, Public Morals, Proof and Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, 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; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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