The creator and stars of “Legion” pull back the curtain on the upcoming X-Men drama in a new first-look featurette from FX. Be warned, though, as the actors admit they’re not quite sure what the series is about.
“I’m still trying to figure that out,” deadpans Aubrey Plaza, perhaps best known for her role on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”
Luckily, creator Noah Hawley (“Fargo”) can provide some insight about the show, which centers on David Haller — the son of Charles Xavier — a diagnosed schizophrenic who’s confronted with the possibility that he’s actually the most powerful mutant mind of the planet. “He doesn’t know if what he’s seeing is real or not real,” Hawley explains, “and the audience should have that same experience.”
“The structure of the story should reflect the content of the story,” he continues, “so you play with the structure, and we play a lot with reality and memory and dream. There are some familiar comic book elements to it, and then sometimes … there’s music or dancing, and sometimes there’s fighting, and sometimes it’s funny.”
Premiering Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, “Legion” stars Dan Stevens, Mackenzie Gray, Scott Lawrence, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton, Bill Irwin and Jean Smart.
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