American crime drama Legends is based on the 2005 book Legends: A Novel of Dissimulation by master spy novelist Robert Littell. The main character Martin Odum (Sean Bean) is an undercover agent working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. He can alter himself and his personality into a different person for each job as needed - a fake identity or "legend". Martin has a gift for deep cover, so much so that he often has a difficult time establishing where his "legend" ends and his real life begins. When a stranger plants seeds of doubt that Martin Odum himself is a "legend", he questions who he really is. His partner is Crystal McGuire (Ali Larter), a fellow operative and she has a history with Martin. The series was developed by Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback. The first season consists of ten episodes and at the end Martin finds out he may have been an MI6 operative.
Season two moves the setting from Los Angeles and takes the storyline to different countries and flashbacks to Martin Odum's childhood at a traditional British boarding school and scenes from Prague in 2001 where he had assumed the identity of "Dmitry Petrovich". Identity is the main theme of the second season and deals with the question of "Who is Martin Odum?".moreless