The “X-Files” did it in the 90s, “Lucifer” has announced it is doing it next season, and “Supergirl” did it in reverse. Now, FX’s critically-acclaimed mutant-themed Marvel TV series “Legion” is set to move production from from the Canadian city of Vancouver down to Los Angeles in sunny Southern California.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Legion” and “Lucifer” will be joined in their new West Coast home by two formerly East Coast-based productions: Netflix’s sci-fi mystery series “OA” and the Showtime drama “The Affair.”
The move comes in response to California’s revamped tax credit incentives program, which has now prompted a total of 11 productions to head to the Golden State.
The shift south could have a significant impact on the look of “Legion” in particular, which has made extensive use of the forests around Vancouver as a backdrop for the mutant safe haven of Summerland in the show’s first season.
However, as “Legion” also features a substantial amount of action that takes place on the astral plane, its format is open to a wide variety of filming locations, especially when Jermaine Clement’s character, Oliver Bird, spends much of his time living inside a giant mental ice cube….
Airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, “Legion” stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, Jermaine Clement and Jean Smart.