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FX's LEGION brings a new superhero


Another story about superheroes comes to you via FX in the form of Legion.

A spinoff of Fox’s X-Men franchise, the upcoming FX drama centers on a young man named David Haller (Dan Stevens), who’s spent much of his life going in and out of psychiatric hospitals to treat what he believes is schizophrenia. But something happens, and he starts to wonder if the voices he’s been hearing in his head might be real after all. Comics fans will know that in the books, David is the son of Professor X and that David is himself a mutant with very interesting powers. But we’ll all have to wait and see how things pan out for the small-screen version of the character. (via Slashfilm)

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 David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. (via Coming Soon)


The official trailer reads:

Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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 visions might be real.

The series also stars Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, Hamish Linklater, Jemaine Clement, and Bill Irwin.

Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron. Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning FX limited series Fargo.

Legion premieres February 8, 2017 on FX.

Check out the trailer below:

"The comics version of the character has a power set that’s potentially apocalyptic: He’s been variously depicted as capable of not only telepathy and telekinesis, but also time travel, the absorption of other people’s minds and powers, and the fundamental altering of reality. To make matters worse, he’s more than a little mentally ill, suffering from dissociative identity disorder (he has dozens and dozens of alternate personalities, ergo his nom de guerre of “Legion”) and often makes decisions based on violent impulses." (Vulture)

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