Fox really seems to be stepping up promotion for its new eight-part “X-Men” spin-off TV series “Legion”, releasing not just one, but four new promos.
Three of the four have a similar theme, each taking place in a psychiatric doctor’s office with the character speaking, and the doctor gradually revealed through a spherical mirror. First we see protagonist David Haller (Dan Stevens), then his girlfriend, Syd (Rachel Keller), and finally, his older sister, Amy (Kate Aselton) — but who is holding the mirror?
The fourth promo focuses on David alone, in a straightjacket in a padded cell listening to the cacophony of voices in his head and then being liberated into a swirling blue cloud by his own strange abilities.
“Legion,” tells the story of David Haller, a young man with dissociative identity disorder and multiple mutant abilities. According to the show’s official description, “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.”
Starring Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton, Jeremie Harris, Bill Irwin, Rachel Keller and Amber Midthunder, season one of “Legion” debuts February 8 on FX.