By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 30, 2013 at 10:16AM
Morris Chestnut has landed a series regular role on the upcoming new TNT drama Legends, which stars Sean Bean as an FBI Deep Cover Operations agent who is a chameleon, able to seamlessly become whoever he needs to be for each job.
Chestnut joins the series cast to play Bean's rival in the Deep Cover Operations game, named Antonio “Tony” Cimarro, who's just as good as Bean's character, smart and quick-witted.
Chestnut's been busy, most recently inking a development deal with BET, that includes a new TV show, after appearing in 10 episode of Showtime's drama series Nurse Jackie, playing Dr. Ike Prentiss.
He also stars in a South Africa-set thriller titled Asylum Down, in which he plays a reluctant heir to the gold and platinum reserves owned by a royal family.
Up next for Chestnut is the sequel to The Best Man, titled The Best Man Holiday.