Legacy (TV series)

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Legacy
Genre Western/Drama
Created by Chris Abbott
Written by Chris Abbott
Joel Blasberg
Heather Conkie
Joel Fields
Philip Gerson
Robert Hamilton
Lauren Levian
Judith McCreary
Paul Perlove
Russell Rotherberg
Jennifer Tait
Directed by Bill Duke
Jan Egleson
Arthur Forney
Stuart Gillard
Manfred Guthe
Joe Scanlan
T.J. Scott
Sandy Smolan
David Straiton
Stephen Surjik
Randy Zisk
Starring Brett Cullen
Jeremy Vincent Garrett
Grayson McCouch
Sharon Leal
Lea Moreno
Steven Williams
Composer(s) Claude Desjardins
Loreena McKennitt
Eric N. Robertson
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Abbott
Producer(s) Joe Morton
Sean Ryerson
Running time 60 mins. (approx)
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Original run October 9, 1998 – July 30, 1999

Legacy is an American western drama series starring Brett Cullen which aired on UPN for eighteen episodes from 1998-1999. The series is set on a Kentucky horse farm soon after the American Civil War. Cullen's character of Ned Logan is the 42-year-old widowed patriarch of the family. The series focuses on domestic and romantic crises, such as the arrival of 17-year old orphan Jeremy, and Sean Logan's interracial affair with the daughter of a former slave.

Although Legacy was critically acclaimed, it was soon cancelled because of low ratings. UPN scheduled the program on Friday, a night of lower viewership.

Overview[edit]

A family-run horse farm nestled among the rolling bluegrass country provides the picturesque backdrop for Legacy, a family drama series that chronicles the proud and close-knit Logan family as they struggle to maintain their deep-seated family values of hard work and integrity in a society increasingly driven by money, power, and self-indulgence.

My grandfather came to this country 100 years ago and built an incredible life for his family out of nothing. This land means everything to us... He left us a legacy - to give others less fortunate than we are a chance to turn their lives around." - Ned Logan.

In Legacy, Ned seeks to pass on the "legacy" of his Irish ancestors - to build a solid foundation of love and support for his family while giving others less fortunate a chance to make better lives for themselves. Beyond stables of horses and acres of farmland, Ned must keep sight of his family, whose lofty ambitions, romantic entanglements, and mischievous adventures ensure the Logans notoriety within social circles. Eldest son Sean (Grayson McCouch) is a handsome, charismatic young man with a promising future and a secret love that could threaten his dreams; Clay (Jeremy Vincent Garrett), the passionate, yet hot-tempered son, who often feels that his father's compassion for others does not extend to him; Alice (Lea Moreno), an upright and conflicted teenager forced by her mother's death to play the maternal role in the family, but still searching for her own identity; and Lexy (Sarah Rayne), the youngest and most willful of the offspring, who often demonstrates wisdom beyond her years.

Adding drama to the family's already delicate balance is Jeremy (Ron Melendez), a street-wise and troubled 17 year-old orphan from New York who is taken in by Ned Logan. With a history of dishonesty and petty crime, Jeremy finds himself a fish out of water as he builds both relationships and rifts with the rest of the family.

Production notes[edit]

Though set near Lexington, Kentucky, Legacy was filmed by Atlantis Films Limited near Charles City, Virginia. The theme song for the series is from "The Mummers' Dance" by Loreena McKennitt.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "The Gift" October 9, 1998
1-2 "Tango" October 16, 1998
1-3 "Blood Relative" October 23, 1998
1-4 "Brother Love" October 30, 1998
1-5 "Emma" November 6, 1998
1-6 "The Search Party" November 13, 1998
1-7 "Kind Eye" November 20, 1998
1-8 "The Big Fix" December 8, 1998
1-9 "Homecoming" December 18, 1998
1-10 "Winner's Circle" January 1, 1999
1-11 "Full House" February 5, 1999
1-12 "Just Kissed" February 12, 1999
1-13 "The Rivals" February 19, 1999
1-14 "Winter's Storm" February 26, 1999
1-15 "A New Beginning" July 9, 1999
1-16 "A House Divided" July 16, 1999
1-17 "Where Spirit Lives" July 23, 1999
1-18 "Masquerade" July 30, 1999

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1999 Young Artist Awards Win Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series Sarah Freeman
Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Supporting Young Actress Sarah Freeman

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