Summer sizzles on LEGEND this June with a season of hot premieres

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TV: Sky 148 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 41 / Freesat 137

Nordic warriors, arch assassins, menacing mercenaries and avenging heroes invade the June schedule on LEGEND, with Channel premieres for William Friedkin’s star-studded military legal drama RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley, Viking Apocalypse fantasy HAMMER OF THE GODS, and muscle-men Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme get to one-up in submarine action thriller BLACK WATER.

Other Channel premieres include sinister survivalist thriller FUGITIVES, black-op thriller MAXIMUM CONVICTION, starring Stephen Seagal, stunningly visual historical action-drama SWORD OF VENGEANCE, Vietnam war thriller P.O.W. THE ESCAPE in which David Carradine is a one-man killing machine, and gritty assassin thriller AGE OF KILL, starring Martin Kemp. Dexter Fletcher and Nick Moran.

Also, the cult fantasy / science fiction anthology series THE TWILIGHT ZONE, continues on Saturday and Sunday nights with the Channel premiere of Season 2.

Details in transmission order:

From Sat 1 June @ 20:30 – THE TWILIGHT ZONE Season 2 (1960). *Channel Premiere

Residing in the world of fantasy and science fiction, The Twilight Zone has become the role model for TV anthologies, brilliantly exploring the foibles of humanity in metaphoric ways unseen in conventional drama. Casts have included Redford, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Carol Burnett, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin and Peter Falk The series were nominated for seven Emmy Awards and four Hugos and won three of each.

Sat 1 June @ 21:00 – FUGITIVES (2015) *Channel Premiere

Inspired by the true events of a couple vacationing on a remote island in the Bahamas who are hunted by a group of modern-day pirates, after their identities and their lives. Directed by Shane Dax Taylor and starring Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang and Tricia Helfer.

Fri 7 June @ 22:55 – HAMMER OF THE GODS (2013) *Channel Premiere

A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long-lost brother, Hakan the Ferocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom. A UK production, directed by Farren Blackburn and starring James Cosmo and Charlie Bewley.

Sat 8 June @ 21:00 – MAXIMUM CONVICTION (2012) *Channel Premiere

Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) is an operations genius. Manning (Steve Austin) is a weapons expert. Their next assignment is to safely deliver two female convicts to a top-secret military prison. But once the women have been incarcerated a squadron of ruthless, violent mercenaries targets them, intent on gaining high-risk information that could be lethal in the wrong hands. It’s now up to Steele and Manning to protect them at any cost.

Fri 14 June @ 23.00 – SWORD OF VENGEANCE (2014) *Channel premiere

After years of slavery, a Norman Prince returns to the lost lands to seek revenge on his father’s murderer: his uncle, the ruthless Earl Durant. He gains the trust of a band of exiled farmers and leads them into battle against the Earl, exploiting them in his inexorable quest for revenge. Can there be any redemption for his deep-rooted rage and hatred, or has he lost his soul to vengeance? A British-Serbian production directed by Jim Weedon.

Sat 15 June @ 21:00 – P.O.W. THE ESCAPE (1986) *Channel Premiere

Col. Cooper leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong. Directed by Gideon Amir and starring David Carradine.

Sat 22 June @ 21:00 – RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2000) *Channel Premiere

Col. Terry Childers (Samuel L. Jackson) is a 30-year Marine veteran: a decorated officer with combat experience in Vietnam, Beirut and Desert Storm. But now, the country he served so well has put him on trial for a rescue mission that went terribly wrong. For his attorney, he has chosen Marine Col. Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a comrade-in-arms who owes his life to Childers. Bound by duty and friendship, Hodges reluctantly takes the case, even as he begins to doubt the man who saved his life in Vietnam three decades ago.

Thurs 27 June @ 21:00 – AGE OF KILL (2015) *Channel Premiere

Sam Blake (Martin Kemp) is running out of time. Living in the shadow of a botched mission that claimed an innocent victim, the disgraced special ops sniper is plunged into a world of darkness when his daughter is taken hostage by a mysterious terrorist. Out of options and with no one to turn to, Blake is forced to carry out their evil bidding and must assassinate six seemingly random targets within six hours on the streets of London. With his old unit closing in and his daughter at the mercy of a psychopath, every second counts.

Sat 29 June @ 21:00 – BLACK WATER (2018) *Channel premiere

Suspected of attempting to sell information about CIA operatives around the world. legendary CIA agent Scott Wheeler (Jean Claude Van Damme) is imprisoned aboard a high-security navy submarine. Wheeler is interrogated before seizing his chance to escape his captors. Trapped on the ship and under fire, Wheeler must befriend rookie agent Cassie (Jasmine Waltz) and German special forces operative Marco (Dolph Lundgren) in order to get off the ship alive.


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