TNT Announces WonderCon 2014 Panels for ‘Falling Skies’, ‘Legends’, ‘The Last Ship’

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Sean Bean will be coming to WonderCon

TNT will be returning to WonderCon Anaheim later this month on Saturday, April 19, with three of their most exciting series. The network will be bringing fan favorite television stars (including Sean Bean, Adam Baldwin, and Moon Bloodgood) for exclusive looks at their fan favorite Falling Skies, as well as upcoming series Legends and The Last Ship.

Falling Skies will be returning to WonderCon for the second time, and bringing along stars Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Seychelle Gabriel, Doug Jones, and series executive producer/director Greg Beeman. The network will also be showcasing two of their most exciting upcoming shows, Legends (which premieres on August 13), about an agent working in the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations department, and The Last Ship (which premieres on June 22), the story of a Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James and the last known survivors of a global catastrophe. Legends will be bringing along series-star Sean Bean, as well as Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut, Tina Majorino, and executive producer/showrunner David Wilcox. The Last Ship‘s panel will feature stars Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, and showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane.

From the press release, here’s the full schedule of events for Saturday, April 19:

Falling Skies

11:00-12:00 p.m. (PT) – Falling Skies Panel & Presentation (Room 300AB)
Panelists: Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Sarah Carter (Final Destination 2), Seychelle Gabriel (The Last Airbender), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) and executive producer/director Greg Beeman (Smallville, Heroes)

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.

Legends

2:30-3:30 p.m. (PT) – Legends Panel & Presentation (Room 300DE)

Panelists: Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings), Ali Larter (Heroes), Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie), Tina Majorino (Grey’s Anatomy, True Blood) and executive producer/showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe)

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

3:30-4:30 p.m. (PT) – The Last Ship Panel & Presentation (Room 300DE)
Panelists: Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck), Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), and showrunners Hank Steinberg (creator of Without a Trace, The Nine) and Steven Kane (The Closer)

This summer, TNT is going to take viewers on an action-packed ride with the exciting new drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and 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 (Hart 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).

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