Hot on the heels of the annoucement of FOX’s “Hellfire,” Marvel and FX are teaming for the cable TV series “Legion” which is also based on an element from the “X-Men” universe – in this case a character who turned out to be Professor Charles Xavier’s mutant son in the comics.
The story follows a troubled young man named David Haller, who may be more than human. Since he was a teenager he has struggled with mental illness. Soon after a strange encounter with a fellow patient though, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
“Legion” has landed a pilot order at FX with “Fargo” series creator Noah Hawley writing and executive producing. “X-Men” film series producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg are all set to executive produce alongside “Marvel’s Daredevil” producers Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory and “Fargo” producer John Cameron.
Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions, says “‘Legion’ is just the sort of ambitious story that Noah excels at. His adaption of ‘Fargo’ for television was one of the most acclaimed television events in recent memory. It’s also an honor to partner with Marvel on ‘Legion’ and to enlist such an accomplished team of executive producers to create this pilot.”
Like with “Hellfire,” it hasn’t been made clear at present regarding whether the show will tie in with the existing on screen “X-Men” cinematic universe.