FX Legion Series Order

Marvel's Legion Gets Series Order at FX, Promises New Riff on X-Men World

FX has officially ordered to series Legion, its first co-production with Marvel Television, it was announced on Tuesday.

Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) headlines the series as David Haller, a longtime diagnosed schizophrenic who, after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, is confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. Noah Hawley (Fargo) will serve as showrunner.

“We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with Legion he has delivered another major creative achievement,” FX Networks and FX Productions president Nick Grad said in a statement. “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 (Parks and Recreation), Jean Smart (Fargo), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and the rest of the cast.”

The Legion cast also includes Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League) and Bill Irwin (Interstellar). Production on the eight-episode Season 1 begins this summer in Vancouver, with an eye on an early 2017 premiere.

“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,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb said. “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.”

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  1. Rebecca says:

    Great! Can’t wait! This series sounds interesting and promising!

  2. Daphne says:

    So in 2017, Marvel TV shows will now be on Netflix, ABC, Freeform and FX? That’s a pretty nice reach to add to the already great one they have on movie screens!

  3. Sarah96 says:

    This sounds so interesting. I can’t wait to see a first trailer :)

    • MissMartini says:

      Yes I have a feeling that 1st trailer will either be the nail in its coffin or the spark that ignites!

  4. Stephon JS says:

    Great! Now FOX bring on Hellfire!

  5. Forrest McMahon says:

    No way this is any good.

  6. I am hoping it will be good, but could be hamstrung by not being connected to either the X-Men universe or the MCU.

  7. Not an X-man fan, but I sure like Noah Hawley’s Fargo. Hope he continues to keep his attention focused on Fargo, and not become too distracted with this new show.

  8. Pat says:

    Wish they’d stop beating around the bush and actually make a damn x-men show about you know, the actual X-men. Not any of this S&M black leather movie stuff. lol

  9. tharcy says:

    I wasn’t very interested in watching this after Dan Stevens left DA, but seeing Noah Hawley’s name definitely excited me. And Aubrey Plaza. And Jean Smart. Jesus, I’m in.

  10. Joey Padron says:

    Great news the show got pickup to series! Excited to see the show. Cool FX have their first Marvel show!

  11. clintbrew says:

    it be so cool if they could get patrick stewart to play legions dad