Legion, a drama, from Fargo creator Noah Hawley, will star Dan Stevens as Charles Xavier’s son. FX ordered a pilot episode last year that is currently in production, and it seems like they already want to happen as Blastr reports that the network has picked it up for a season of eight episodes.
Here’s an official synopsis:
Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. 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 the visions he sees might be real.
There’s been a lot of mixed reaction regarding this series. Some people seem excited for it, while others just don’t care. I’m personally not that excited about this series but that might change as the talent behind this is pure amazing.
The series is also being executive produced by Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian), Jim Chory (Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, Jessica Jones), and John Cameron (Fargo, The Big Lebowski). See the endless supply of talent I was talking about!
Executive producer and head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb added:
Marvel Television is thrilled to not only have our first partnership with FX go to series, but working with the enormously talented Noah Hawley makes it even better. From the first time we heard Noah’s vision to his exceptional script and cast through the extraordinary filming of the pilot, we knew the series would be incredible.
Legion begins shooting this summer and will air in early 2017.