It was announced today that the new X-Men television series, Legion, will be back for a second season, continuing to tell the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens) and it is stated to air sometime in 2018. With the renewal of Legion, this marks as the sixth comic book show that is coming back for the 2017-2018 TV Season, as The CW has renewed their DC TV shows, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and their new Archie Comics show, Riverdale, while possibly adding a sixth one to the network, with Black Lightning.
“Legion” introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.”
FX’s Legion, starring Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Bill Irwin, airs on Wednesday nights at 10 PM.
The series is executive produced by Fargo’s Noah Hawley and John Cameron, along with X-Men film producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, X-Men director Bryan Singer, Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
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‘X-Men’ Spin-Offs That Would Make Great TV Shows
The X-Men universe is largely responsible for bringing about the current age of superhero movies. Starting with X-Men in 2000, there has been an explosion in superhero cinema. The X-Men movies have succeeded at the box office for quite some time and are now getting ready to break out onto the small screen.
Next month, FX will be premiering Legion based on the Marvel comics character. The show will focus on David Haller, a mutant with schizophrenia, who happens to have incredible powers for each personality he has. The buzz for the show is great and there’s great potential to seeing more mutant stories on the small screen. In fact, another mutant-based X-Men spin-off show from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix just received a pilot order from Fox, with longtime franchise steward Bryan Singer at the helm.
With two TV shows based in the X-Men universe (or alternate universes) coming in the future, we wanted to think about what other X-Men characters should get their own spin-off TV shows. Here is a list of 10 X-Men spin-offs that should get their own television shows. Click Next to start!