High Stakes in the Dangerous World Of Espionage Take Center Stage in TNT’s New Action-Packed Drama Agent X
Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner, Gerald McRaney, Jamey Sheridan, John Shea, Mike Colter Star in Series, with Guest Star James Earl Jones
This fall, America will face off against threats both foreign and domestic with a secret weapon inTNT‘s Agent X, a spirited new action-drama starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy®, Golden Globe® winner Sharon Stone (Casino), Jeff Hephner (Boss, Chicago Fire) and Gerald McRaney(House of Cards). Produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures, Agent X is set to launch with a two-hour premiere Sunday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). TNT will make episodes available via TNT On Demand and the Watch TNT website and mobile apps the day after they air on the network.
In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren’t in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public and known only to a handful of people at the top echelons of power, this protector is John Case (Hephner), a special agent trained and ready to serve at the exclusive, careful discretion of the Vice President (Stone).
Case is a smooth, athletic, tough and quick-witted operative who can be brutally effective when his duties require it. His boss, Vice President Natalie Maccabee, pledges to protect the country “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Honoring this vow, however, will force her and her secret operative to tackle not only global threats but also the palace of intrigue known as Washington D.C. With Case handling high-stakes missions that are too sensitive for the FBI and the CIA, Maccabee soon finds herself being drawn into the action.
McRaney plays Malcolm Millar, the Chief Steward of the Vice President’s mansion and the keeper of its many secrets. It is he who reveals to Vice President Maccabee the nature of her special responsibilities and who introduces her to John Case, the man currently assigned to serve as “Agent X.”
Also starring in Agent X are Jamey Sheridan (Arrow, Homeland) as FBI Director Stanton, John Shea (The Good Wife, Gossip Girl) as President Thomas Echkart and Mike Colter (Million Dollar Baby, The Good Wife) as Speaker of the House Miles Latham. In addition, James Earl Jones(The Hunt for Red October, The Lion King) guest stars in a recurring role as Supreme Court Chief Justice Caleb Thorne.
Agent X is executive-produced by Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One, Spy Game, Castle) Sharon Stone, William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), Jesse Alexander (Hannibal), Suzann Ellis(Galaxy Quest) and Peter O’Fallon (The Riches, UnReal, Eureka).
Sharon Stone as Natalie Maccabee
Natalie is a true survivor in both her public and private lives. Professionally, she overcame staggering odds to rise from Wisconsin law professor to senator, then to Vice President. In her personal life, she bore the tragic death of her husband Stephen with grace and perseverance, winning the hearts and minds of a nation. Indeed, it was Natalie’s extraordinary strength of character during this time of crisis that made President Eckhart choose her as his running mate – and more importantly, commander of the Agent X program.
Jeff Hephner as John Case
John Case is an American James Bond—smooth, athletic, tough, and quick-witted—who can be brutally effective when his duties require it. The ultimate patriot, Special Ops-trained and CIA-tested, John Case is both physically lethal and mentally cunning. But it is John’s strong moral compass which makes him the ideal operative for the Agent X program. Deep in his heart, he is still the Midwestern farm boy who believes in the difference between right and wrong, and the obligation of every man to stand up against the evil in this world. When the heat turns up, John cools down, protecting America with humor and ingenuity and, perhaps, enjoying the danger more than he’d care to admit.
Gerald McRaney as Malcolm Millar
Officially, he is the stodgy Chief Steward of the Vice President’s Residence. In reality, he is a silver-haired, dry-witted, poet warrior, working as Consiglieri to Natalie during her control of the Agent X program. A soldier’s soldier, Malcolm believes the words ‘honor,’ ‘duty,’ and ‘sacrifice,’ are more than quaint notions from a bygone era. They are words to live and die by. This belief will be tested when ghosts from his past come back to haunt him.
John Shea as President Thomas Eckhart
Whether on the basketball court or in the Situation Room, Eckhart demands the best of himself and those around him. Although a compassionate man, he is also capable of making the hard, sometimes cruel decisions required of a leader. As a former Vice President – and thus, John Case’s last boss – Eckhart is fully aware of the Agent X brotherhood and often longs for the freedom of unilateral action he enjoyed during his tenure in the VP’s office. Occasionally, he tries to influence Natalie’s Agent X decisions through subtext and nuanced intimidation.
James Earl Jones as Chief Justice Caleb Thorne
Caleb cut his teeth as a civil liberties attorney in Mississippi, fighting for justice during one of America’s darkest hours. A hothead in his youth, Thorne has cooled to a zen-like calm in his old age, keeping a steady hand on our country’s scales of justice. Caleb is one of the few initiates into the Agent X program — as Chief Justice, he is guardian of all the laws of our land, including the secret version of the Constitution containing the Agent X provision. In many ways, Thorne will be Natalie’s Prospero, an omniscient and powerful force in the D.C. netherworld, who proves an invaluable ally in times of need.
Mike Colter as Speaker of The House Miles Latham
Machiavellian and charismatic, Miles is a formidable political force in D.C. Not content to be the first African American Speaker of the House, his quest for power extends into the shadow world of our nation’s government.To Natalie, Miles is a dangerous frenemy — helping her when it serves him, but undermining her when it is to his advantage.
Jamey Sheridan as FBI Director Edwin Stanton
Relentless, earnest and possessing a feral intelligence – Stanton is ideally suited to be our nation’s top cop. Although a bully at times, he is always America’s bully, doggedly pursuing criminals until he captures or kills them. A man of hard edges, he has a soft side for his family, particularly his daughter, Missy, who somehow knows how to tame the beast inside her father.