While X-Men: Apocalypse has finally arrived on the big screen, the universe will also start to make it’s way to the small screen.
FX has picked up Noah Hawley’s X-Men take on Legion. The series has been picked up for an eight-episode order. The show will be debuting in early 2017. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) will be in the title role.
Legion focuses on David Haller, a man who may be more than human who is struggling with mental illness since his early teenage years. He has developed and been diagnosed as a schizophrenic. After years of being in treatment for his illness, Legion meets another patient, who explains that the voices and visions he sees might be real, after all. In the comics, this character is David, who is the son of X-Men found Charles Xavier/Professor X.
This character first appeared in New Mutants No. 25 in March 1985.
FX original programming president Nick Grad is excited about the possibilities that this show could bring.
“We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with Legion he has delivered another major creative achievement. Just as he did in reimagining Fargo, he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Menworld. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of Legion’s first season.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter