FX Networks has officially given a first season order and released the first still from “Legion,” the upcoming “X-Men” spin-off series which follows a troubled young man (played by Dan Stevens) who may be more than human.
Since he was a teenager, David Haller 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.
Nick Grad, President of Original Programming at FX said in a statement: “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.”
Noah Hawley (“Fargo”), Lauren Shuler Donner (“The Walking Dead”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men”), Simon Kinberg (“The Martian”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and John Cameron (“Fargo”) will serve as executive producers. Production on the eight-episode first season will begin this summer in Vancouver ahead of an early 2017 debut on FX.