Another part of Marvel’s prominent TV presence at New York Comic was Legion, FX’s increasingly ambitious drama in which schizophrenic mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens) attempts to control his powers while facing a series of bizarre events. While no additional footage has been released online just yet, we did get another nice of casting news, with Jemaine Clement being confirmed for a role.
While it wasn’t revealed exactly who the Flight Of The Conchords funnyman would be playing, it looks like his role will be more of a recurring one, so there’s no telling exactly who he’ll be playing, although we can be sure that it’ll be memorable at the very least.
Having also starred in and c0-written the brilliant What We Do In The Shadows, we’ll happily get on board with something that Clement has any involvement with, making us somehow more excited than we already were about Legion. We’ll settle for it being different, but on this evidence it could well end up being great too.
Read the official synopsis for Legion below:
Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and visions might be real. Legion debuts in early 2017 and is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.
Clement joins a cast that already includes Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller, Katie Aselton, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris and Amber Midthunder, with Noah Hawley serving as showrunner.
Legion will air on FX in the US in early 2017, with a UK air date and channel to be announced. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the latest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.