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Legion Debuts Stunning Cast Portraits, Hi-Res Stills from Premiere

Ahead of the X-Men-based series' February 8 premiere, FX has released nearly 30 cast portraits and high-resolution stills from the first episode of "Legion."

Based on the character created for “The New Mutants,” “Legion” follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), a mutant suffering from schizophrenia, who begins to learn that the voices in his head may be real. The series will reportedly include characters from the greater X-Men universe that have yet to appear in the films.

Take a look at the cast portraits and stills from "Legion" below:

Legion.Dan Stevens as David
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Legion.Dan Stevens as David and Rachel Keller as Syd
LEGION -- "Chapter 1" (Airs Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 pm/ep) -- Pictured: (l-r) Katie Aselton as Amy, Dan Stevens as David Haller. CR: Chris Large/FX
LEGION -- "Chapter 1" (Airs Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 pm/ep) -- Pictured: (l-r) Dan Stevens as David Haller, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny "Cornflakes" Busker. CR: Chris Large/FX
LEGION -- Pictured: Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett. CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.

A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.

Executive produced by “Fargo’s” Noah Hawley, “X-Men’s” Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg, and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb, “Legion” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

(via ComicBookMovie)

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