Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Legion is a new show from FX that features ties to the X-Men universe, but more importantly, it’s the latest show from Fargo creator, Noah Hawley. The series stars Dan Stevens (The Guest) as David Haller, son of Professor Charles Xavier in the comics. Whether the series spends much time on their connection, we’ll have to wait and see, but Hawley has said before it’ll likely be acknowledged. Based on the footage we’ve seen so far, though, this series doesn’t need any obvious connections to the X-Men universe to get us interested.
Below, watch the Legion promos.
In the series, which premieres next February, David has gone in and out of hospitals for a large chunk of his life. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, but the powerful telepathic and telekinetic starts to realize the voices in his head are possibly real. Now in his 30s, David is back in a hospital, but it looks things are going to get weirder and more confusing this time around for him.
FX recently released a batch of cool, mysterious, and quirky promos:
In the promo above the shot of David in bed, as a child, he’s being read to by a man who is not bald. I repeat: not bald.
The show co-stars Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jeremie Harris (Pariah), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League), Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married). Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, and Simon Kinberg are executive producing Legion, which continues to impress in the marketing department.
Here’s the synopsis:
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
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