After premiering critical darlings Atlanta, Better Things, and American Crime Story this year, FX has begun work on building their 2017 slate, as Marvel drama Legion is set to premiere Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00.
Based on a character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz and adapted for television by Noah Hawley (Fargo), Legion tells the story of schizophrenic David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man whose life has been defined by his mental illness. In and out of psychiatric hospitals since he was a teenager, David had resigned himself to a lonely, unfulfilled life until an encounter with a fellow psychiatric patient makes him question whether the voices he hears are actually real.
In addition to Stevens, Legion stars Jean Smart (Designing Women), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Katie Aselton (The League), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Bill Irwin (Interstellar), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), and Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones). The series joins a drama roster that includes The Americans, The Strain, and American Horror Story.
You can check out the latest Legion trailer below.
Will you be watching Legion? Do you think the show will do justice to the character? How do you think this show will compare to the other Marvel shows on both broadcast and streaming?