It’s official. Variety reports FX has given a series order to the new Marvel Comics drama Legion.
The show is based on the comic book of the same name, which centers on David Haller, the schizophrenic son of X-Men‘s Prof. Charles Xavier.
Legion will star Dan Stevens as Haller, alongside Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and Bill Irwin. Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley will executive produce the series, which is expected to premiere in early 2017.
From FX executive Nick Grad:
We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with ‘Legion’ he has delivered another major creative achievement. Just as he did in reimagining ‘Fargo,’ he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of ‘Legion’s’ first season.”
What do you think? Have you read the comic book series? Will you watch Legioni?