“Legion,” “Humans,” “Pope” Set Premiere Dates

Several high profile shows set to debut in the first quarter of 2017 have now locked down specific dates and have unleashed new promo trailers.

First up, FX has announced a Wednesday February 8th premiere date for “Legion” – the “X-Men” spin-off series from “Fargo” producer Noah Hawley. There’s also a new trailer which you can see below.

The story follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child and now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.

AMC have announced that the second season of its sci-fi drama “Humans” will have its premiere on the network on Monday, February, 13th. To celebrate the news they’ve also released a teaser for this new batch of eight episodes which you can see below.

Set in a parallel present, the story explores what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred. Events picks up several months after the events of season one, with Niska (Emily Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Carrie-Anne Moss joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness.

Finally, HBO has released a new trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s ten-episode limited drama “The Young Pope” with the first part now slated to debut Sunday January 15th and the second on Monday January 16th. All other episodes will air on subsequent Sundays and Mondays at the same time.

The story follows Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election seems to be the result of a simple yet effective media strategy on the part of the College of Cardinals. But appearances can be deceptive.