Legacy (American TV series)

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Created byChris 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
Composer(s)Claude Desjardins
Loreena McKennitt
Eric N. Robertson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
Executive producer(s)Chris Abbott
Producer(s)Joe Morton
Sean Ryerson
Running time60 mins. (approx)
Production company(s)Atlantis Films
DistributorAlliance Atlantis (1998–2007)
Echo Bridge Entertainment (2007–14)
DHX Media (2014–present)
Original networkUPN
Original releaseOctober 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) –
July 30, 1999 (1999-07-30)

Legacy is an American western drama series starring Brett Cullen which aired on UPN for eighteen episodes from 1998–99. 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.


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.





No.TitleDirected by [1]Original air dateProd.
code [1]
1"The Gift"TBAOctober 9, 1998 (1998-10-09)TBA
2"Tango"TBAOctober 16, 1998 (1998-10-16)TBA
3"Blood Relative"TBAOctober 23, 1998 (1998-10-23)TBA
4"Brother Love"Sandy SmolanOctober 30, 1998 (1998-10-30)106
5"Emma"Bill DukeNovember 6, 1998 (1998-11-06)104
6"The Search Party"TBANovember 13, 1998 (1998-11-13)TBA
7"Kind Eye"Jan EglesonNovember 20, 1998 (1998-11-20)107
8"The Big Fix"Sandy SmolanDecember 8, 1998 (1998-12-08)108
9"Homecoming"David StraitonDecember 18, 1998 (1998-12-18)109
10"Winner's Circle"TBAJanuary 1, 1999 (1999-01-01)110
11"Full House"TBAFebruary 5, 1999 (1999-02-05)111
12"Just Kissed"TBAFebruary 12, 1999 (1999-02-12)112
13"The Rivals"TBAFebruary 19, 1999 (1999-02-19)113
14"Winter's Storm"TBAFebruary 26, 1999 (1999-02-26)114
15"A New Beginning"TBAJuly 9, 1999 (1999-07-09)115
16"A House Divided"TBAJuly 16, 1999 (1999-07-16)116
17"Where the Spirit Lives"TBAJuly 23, 1999 (1999-07-23)117
18"Masquerade"TBAJuly 30, 1999 (1999-07-30)118


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.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Refs
1999 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama TV Series Sarah Rayne Won
Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Supporting Young Actress Sarah Rayne Won


  1. ^ a b From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Legacy : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-09-11.

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