Considering that “Legion” stars a mutant with multiple personalities and powersets, the posters and promo images for the upcoming FX X-Men spinoff series have been appropriately all over the map. It’s hard to pin down exactly what is real and what isn’t, which makes a lot of sense considering the show’s lead character.
The latest promo for the series, titled “Sunset,” is set to the groovy melody of the Association’s “Never My Love,” a a hit single in 1967. But the easy vibes give way to a terrifying site when the promo’s two subjects meet and touch hands. Their love causes a catastrophe — at least in this reality. Like everything with “Legion,” nothing is really what it seems.
The show’s main character, David Haller, was first introduced in 1985 in Marvel’s “New Mutants” #25 as a young man with dissociative identity disorder whose personas each control one of his several 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,” will consist of eight episodes and debuts February 8 on FX.