legion promos

A batch of new Legion promos have been released, meaning we get to see more of actor Dan Stevens looking bug-eyed, paranoid, and all-around awesome in FX’s upcoming series. The star of The Guest and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake is a considerable part of Legion‘s appeal. Yes, it’s run by Fargo creator Noah Hawley, which is reason enough to check out the series, but Stevens is one of those actors you want to keep an eye on. Since he continues to impress in a wide variety of roles, we’re excited to see him bring his versatility to FX’s new show.

Below, watch some new Legion promos.

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Dan Stevens in Legion trailer

Stories about folks with superpowers have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget how bonkers the entire concept is. If you pause to think about it, it’d be completely bizarre for a boy in Queens to gain spider senses. It’d be insane for an actual, living alien baby to crash down in Kansas. And so on, and so forth. So it’s nice to see Legion is injecting some much-needed weirdness back into the genre.

A spinoff of Fox’s X-Men franchise, the FX drama centers on a young man named David Haller (Dan Stevens), who’s spent much of his life going in and out of psychiatric hospitals to treat what he believes is schizophrenia. But something happens, and he starts to wonder if the voices he’s been hearing in his head might be real after all. Comics fans will know that in the books, David is the son of Professor X and that David is himself a mutant with very interesting powers. But we’ll all have to wait and see how things pan out for the small-screen version of the character. Watch the Legion trailer below.
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legion tv spot

At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, FX premiered a trailer for Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. If that didn’t have you excited for this new show, we’ve since learned that the show might connect with future X-Men movies, will likely feature an appearance from Professor Xavier and Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement has joined the cast for a multiple-episode arc.

Now FX has released a new television spot for Legion that asks the question: Does David Haller know what he is?  Dan Stevens’ (The GuestDownton Abbey) character David Haller, a schizophrenic yet powerful telepathic and telekinetic mutant who may or may not be Professor X’s son. The new Legion tv spot focuses on Haller’s craziness. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.

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FX Legion

We don’t know a ton about FX’s Legion, which is no surprise seeing as it won’t premiere for another several months. But it’s sounding more and more intriguing with every new morsel of information we get, and thanks to New York Comic-Con we’ve gotten a whole bunch of new details recently.

For starters, series creator Noah Hawley has announced that Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) will be joining Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza in the cast. Meanwhile, the producers also touched a bit on the show’s connection (or lack thereof) to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. And to top it all off, there’s a new Legion poster to take in as well. Read about the Legion Jemaine Clement casting and much, much more below.  Read More »

Legion trailer

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 »

Carrie Coon Fargo Casting

FX’s Fargo attracts no shortage of talent. Season three of the hit drama has already landed Ewan McGregor, and he’s taking on two roles as the Stussy brothers. Joining McGregor is the star of The LeftoversCarrie Coon, who’s been consistently remarkable in the HBO series.

Below, learn more about the Carrie Coon Fargo casting including details about her role in Fargo season three.

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Fargo tv show logo

Fargo‘s second season premiered about a year and a half after its first season did, and Fargo‘s third season won’t arrive until 2017. And assuming we ever get a Fargo season four, the wait might get even longer. Series creator Noah Hawley says he may take a page out of the Louie playbook and just ignore the calendar, delaying new seasons of Fargo until he gets a really good idea for another one.  Read More »

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 »

Noah Hawley

Noah Hawley is a TV vet whose credits include BonesThe Unusuals, and My Generation, but he’s probably gotten the most attention for creating and showrunning Fargo. FX was so pleased with the results that it quickly set up two more projects for him, the Kurt Vonnegut adaptation Cat’s Cradle and the X-Men-inspired Legion, in addition to a third season of Fargo.

You’d think all that would be enough to keep him busy for the foreseeable future, but Hawley’s apparently still got room on his plate for more. He’s just added another new project to his list, and this one’s a little different from the others in that it’s a movie. Hawley is set to make his feature directing debut on Man Alive, a sci-fi script set up at 20th Century Fox.  Read More »

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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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