How do you recap a TV show as surreal and strange as Legion? Even FX’s Legion season 1 recap questions its own reality. And subsequently fails to answer any of those questions.
The mind-bending X-Men series returns for its second season in a month, but even fans who have been watching it since the beginning would have trouble describing what it’s about. The premise is simple enough, to be sure: David Haller (Dan Stevens), a mutant who believed he had schizophrenia, is spirited off to a facility for people like him. But from there, that’s where things get weird.
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Last week, it was revealed that Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon is going to write and direct a Batgirl movie. It feels like a pitch-perfect match of storyteller and character – Whedon’s voice feels perfectly honed to tell the story of Barbara Gordon, the daughter of the Gotham City police commissioner who decides to take her father’s war on crime to the next level.
Of course, it’s still early days yet. Whedon has not cast his Batgirl. And that’s why we’re here. We have 17 suggestions.
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Only five episodes into season one and FX has already decided to renew showrunner Noah Hawley‘s (Fargo) adaptation of Legion. The psychedelic comic book series is a breath of fresh air. Hawley’s show isn’t following any blatant formulas, and it goes in some unexpected, strange directions and continues to surprise fans.
Below, learn more about Legion season 2.
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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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Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 month. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Noah Hawley is cozying up to a whole new cast for Fargo Season 2. Jeffrey Donovan and Rachel Keller are reportedly in talks to board the FX anthology series, while Nick Offerman has an offer out.
The next season of the Coen Brothers-inspired series will take place in 1979, with some of the Season 1 characters returning in younger iterations. More on the Fargo Season 2 casting after the jump. Read More »