FX Picks Up ‘Legion’ To Series

Good news for people who want to see more comic-book based television shows out there — apparently the Legion pilot, which stars Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza, has officially been picked up for a series order by FX.

The show, based on the Marvel comics character of the same name, has a pretty simple premise according to Marvel:

Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. 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 the visions he sees might be real.

The first season will be eight episodes long, and while the lead character is a mutant (and this is a Fox production), it will not take place in the X-Men feature film universe for some reason.

Marvel has also released a photo of series star Dan Stevens in the costume of his character David Haller:


Legion is expected to air in early 2017.

Via Marvel, HitFix

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2 thoughts on “FX Picks Up ‘Legion’ To Series

  • June 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Wait, wait… they’re making a show about the SON OF PROFESSOR X, and it WON’T be related to X-Men? Yes, because that makes SO MUCH SENSE.

    • January 28, 2017 at 9:23 am

      IIRC, David didn’t know he was Professor X’s son for a very long time. So I could see this going a solid season or two before he realizes who his father is.

      The show isn’t going to be connected to the X-Men cenimatic universe, that doesn’t mean it isn’t related to the X-Men as a group. Fox still owns the rights to use the X-men and could potentially bring in people like Professor X and Moira McTaggart for the show along with other X-men that were on the roster that they bought from Marvel back in the 1990s.


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