Episodes: 27 (hour).
TV show dates: February 8, 2017 — August 12, 2019.
Series status: Ended.
Performers include: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and Jean Smart.
TV show description:
A science-fiction drama, the Legion TV show is based on the Marvel comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. It’s the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human.
As a child, David was diagnosed as schizophrenic and he has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s, he’s institutionalized once again.
David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital and spends the rest of his time in companionable silence, alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny “Cornflakes” Busker (Aubrey Plaza). Lenny’s a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change.
The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient, Sydney “Syd” Barrett (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter. He must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.
Haunted, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture-perfect suburban life she’s built for herself.
Eventually, Syd guides David to meet Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy Wallace (Jeremie Harris), Kerry Loudermilk (Amber Midthunder) and Cary Loudermilk (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
Episode #27 — Chapter 27
The end of the end. Written by Noah Hawley and Olivia Dufault; Directed by Noah Hawley/John Cameron.
First aired: August 12, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the Legion TV show? Do you think it should have ended or been renewed for a fourth season?