X-Men TV Show "Legion" Looks Likely for Series Pickup, Set in Parallel Universe

Fans anticipating the pair of X-Men-inspired TV series in development received some disheartening news recently when it was revealed that the entire creative team behind FOX's proposed "Hellfire" had left the project. While it looks like that series won't see much motion for at least another year, there's reason to be optimistic about FX's own X-show, "Legion."

At Saturday's TCA panel, X Networks CEO John Landgraf revealed (via Deadline) that the network already has "Legion" marked down for a 2016 debut. We already knew that a cast was coming together, but Landgraf said that there are also sets being built and a writers room working on scripts. Though he was cautious about giving any promises, Landgraf said, "I'm pretty optimistic about 'Legion.' The scripts are extraordinary."

However, even if "Legion" does go to series, some fans may not be satisfied. Landgraf revealed that the show will be set in an different reality than the "X-Men" films to date. What's more, characters that have appeared on the big screen before may not be making the transition to TV. "It takes place in a parallel universe," he explained. "The US government is in the early days of being aware of mutants, but not the public. I don't foresee any characters moving back and forth (between the movies and the series)."

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