FX has released a new teaser for “Legion,” the upcoming “X-Men”-based TV series from “Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley (“Fargo”). Produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, the series debuts in early 2017.
“Legion” follows David Haller (the titular Legion), a mutant and Schizophrenic who has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. The teaser showcases an encounter Haller has with another patient, where he kisses her, and showcases his ability to switch bodies. This particular encounter sparks a realization in Haller that convinces him to confront his mutant powers, connected to his multiple personalities.
Despite its connection to X-Men, Marvel Television indicated that it doesn’t plan to connect “Legion” to the existing X-Men film Universe.
Legion made his debut in the Marvel Comics Universe in March 1985. He was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bill Sienkiewicz and his first appearance was in “New Mutants” #25. In the Marvel Universe, Legion is the son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller, the Israel ambassador to the United Kingdom. There has been no indication that this storyline will play out in the “Legion” television show, especially since the show will have no connection with the rest of the existing X-Men universe.
“Legion” stars Dan Stevens as Haller and is executive produced by Hawley, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg and Jeph Loeb, among others.
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