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A couple months back, FX debuted the very first photo from Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics. At Comic-Con today, the network revealed a whole lot more.

Created by Noah Hawley (Fargo), The Legion stars Dan Stevens (The GuestDownton Abbey) as David Haller, a troubled young man who’s been diagnosed as schizophrenic. After half a lifetime of going in and out of hospitals, he starts to realize that the voices in his head might be real. Watch the Legion trailer below.  Read More »

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Legion TV series

It’s been an up-and-down year for Fox’s X-Men franchise so far. Deadpool got 2016 off to a strong start with its record-breaking run, while X-Men: Apocalypse has proven to be a disappointment both critically and commercially. But here’s another spot of good news for all you mutant lovers: FX has just given a series order to Legion, an X-Men TV spinoff from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley.

Dan Stevens, of Downton Abbey and The Guest fame, plays David Haller, “a troubled young man who may be more than human.” (Fans of the X-Men comics might know the character as the son of Charles Xavier, a.k.a. Professor X.) Along with the announcement comes the first photo of Stevens in character, which you can see below.  Read More »

Dan Stevens to Lead FX’s X-Men Spinoff ‘Legion’

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Cousin Matthew is going to be a superhero. Downton Abbey alum and The Guest star Dan Stevens has just been cast to lead FX’s X-Men spinoff Legion, alongside Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza and Fargo‘s Jean Smart. The trio join Fargo breakout Rachel Keller, who was cast last monthRead More »

 

Legion TV series

 Speaking before the Television Critics Association today, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf announced the official pickup of the X-Men spinoff Legion, from Fargo series creator Noah Hawley. Slashfilm followed up to find out when Legion could be on the air, and it’s sooner than we thought!

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Between Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Daredevil and Jessica Jones on Netflix, Gotham on Fox, Supergirl on CBS, and Arrow, The Flash, and now Legends of Tomorrow on The CW, our DVRs are absolutely clogged with capes and tights. It’d take a lot for yet another superhero series to cut through all that noise — and yet FX’s X-Men drama Legion already looks like it might do just that.

For starters, Fargo creator Noah Hawley is steering this one. If the guy could make a small-screen extension of a Coen brothers classic look like a good idea, just imagine what he could do with a superhero saga. For another, it’s just picked up Fargo breakout Rachel Keller as its female lead. More about the first Legion casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Just last week we learned that two new TV shows were in development with ties to the X-Men comic book universe. FX Networks has ordered a pilot for a series called Legion while Fox is working on a show called Hellfire. Only loglines for each of the shows were available when news of them surfaced, but now some new details on the former have come to light.

As reported a few days ago, Fargo series creator Noah Hawley is behind the Legion TV series, and the executive producer recently had an interview where he opened up a little bit about the show, including whether or not it will be connected to the X-Men movie universe. Read More »

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Like a pair of superpowered mutants putting aside their differences to fight for the greater good, Marvel and Fox are joining forces in the name of making some sweet small-screen dough. Two X-Men TV series are now in development: Legion at FX, with Fargo creator Noah Hawley; and Hellfire at Fox, with 24 alums Evan Katz and Manny Coto.

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While most people would agree Scott Stewart‘s 2010 film Legion isn’t exactly a masterful piece of cinema, the film’s idea is rock solid. God has decided to smite humanity and sends his legions of angels down upon us. It’s then up to a rogue angel to help a group of strangers make their last stand. The film doesn’t quite live up to that cool log line but maybe, when it’s adapted to TV, it will. Stewart is now developing the film into a TV series on SyFy.

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