Of all the trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con, this is definitely one of the most strange. Brought to you by Fargo creator Noah Hawley and adapted from the Marvel character of the same name, Legion looks to be a psychological thriller in the same kind of bent as shows like Mr Robot and Hannibal, only with a Marvel sheen thrown in.
However, aside from the brief mention of mutants in the trailer, it isn’t immediately apparent that this is even set in the Marvel universe – or indeed, whether protagonist David Haller (Dan Stevens) is the son of Professor Xavier like he is in the comics.
His character has the power to absorb and display multiple personalities, with each of these having some sort of power. The show itself seems more interested in the psychological implications of this rather than turning this into a superpower spectacular (there are enough of these already), but that’s fine by us. If Hawley can deliver something on the same wavelength as Fargo then we’ll be happy.
Also starring alongside Stevens are Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller, Katie Aselton and many more,
Below is the official synopsis for Legion:
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.
Legion will air on FX in the US in 2017, with a UK channel and air date to be announced. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.