The first trailer for FX and Marvel’s LEGION is now online!
The upcoming FX series will follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and visions might be real.
Starring Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harry, Bill Irwin, Katie Aselton, Amber Midthunder and Rachel Keller, the series is being made with showrunner Noah Hawley (FX’s Fargo) and is executive produced by X-Men film producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg, along with with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Production is being handled by FX Productions in association with Marvel Television.
“Tonally, it’s very different,” said producer Kinberg earlier this month. “Noah is a genius — he wrote and created and directed the pilot to ‘Legion’ — and it is a very different sensibility than anything we’ve done with the ‘X-Men’ movies. Almost, I would say, as radically different as ‘Deadpool’ was from the mainline ‘X-Men’ movies. ‘Legion’ is, again, in a different direction: really character-based, really granular in terms of getting inside the details of the characters. It stands as part of the ‘X-Men’ universe, but it stands apart from it as well.”
The show premieres early next year.