FX has moved to announce that it's ordered X-Men spin-off show Legion to an eight-episode season. The show will start shooting in Vancouver this summer, with the series to debut on the network next year. FX Networks has also revealed the first look at Dan Stevens as David Haller, the lead of the show and the son of Charles Xavier.
On this news, FX’s Nick Grad said, “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 fist season.”
Marvel’s 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.”
In the show, Stevens’ David Haller is someone who’s battled mental illness for years and has been labelled schizophrenic. It’s only after a meeting with a fellow patient that he starts to realise that the voices that he’s been hearing in his heads may actually be real after all.
As for the first look of Stevens’ as the son of Professor X, you can find that below:
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