‘Legion’ Ordered to Series by FX, First Image Released

By May 31, 2016

Following the initial announcement last year, FX has officially put in a series order for Fargo showrunner, Noah Hawley’s new comic book adaptation, Legion, which has already assembled a fairly impressive cast for itself with Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, and more. Though at this point, after those first two seasons of Fargo, I’d watch anything that Hawley put his name on, and yes, that even includes a Transformers movie.

In addition to the series order, the network also announced its premiere window for sometime in 2017, and released the very first image from the series, which puts its focus solely on Stevens’ David Haller, a schizophrenic who begins to realize that the voices in his head and visions he sees, might be more real than he had previously thought.

Check out the first image below:

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Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX, commented on the announcement with the following:

“We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with ‘Legion’ he has delivered another major creative achievement. Just as he did in reimagining ‘Fargo,’ he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of ‘Legion’s’ first season.”

Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, added:

“Marvel Television is thrilled to not only have our first partnership with FX go to series, but working with the enormously talented Noah Hawley makes it even better. From the first time we heard Noah’s vision to his exceptional script and cast through the extraordinary filming of the pilot, we knew the series would be incredible.”

Combining the traditional comic book elements with Haller’s legitimate craziness should make Legion an interesting and fresh addition to the comic book genre right now, something that Hawley recently hinted at as well. Stevens made a breakout turn a few years ago as well with his performance in Adam Wingard’s The Guest, in which he played a psychopathic killer, so we know that he can play crazy well, though something tells me Haller may feel slightly more haunted by his delusions and actions than his character in The Guest did. At this point though, we were all going to watch this series anyways, it’s just nice to see FX show as much confidence in it as we already were.

Legion is set to premiere on FX in 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable