FX's Legion — New Promo Trailer

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added: Tue, Oct 18th '16

Dan Stevens is either "mentally ill" ... or "the most powerful mutant we've ever encountered."

Check out a new 30-second trailer for FX's new series, "Legion," which is loosely set within the X-Men universe, and is based on the mutant comic-book character of the same name.

The former "Downton Abbey" star plays David Haller (a.k.a. Legion), a schizophrenic man living at a psychiatric hospital. While under close supervision, David suffers from strange hallucinatory visions, some involving a mysterious woman (played by Fargo's Rachel Keller). The thing is, his visions aren't just made-up fantasies. They're merely manifestations of David's mutant telepathic powers. In other words, he only thinks he's crazy.

"Legion" was developed by Noah Hawley, the Emmy-winning creator of the "Fargo" series, who also writes and directs the pilot episode.

(Note: the "Legion" character in the comic books is actually the mentally troubled son of Professor Charles Xavier. It's not known yet if that will play a factor in the upcoming series.)

Co-starring Aubrey Plaza, Hamish Linklater, and Jean Smart, "Legion" is currently slated to premiere in February on the FX network.

synopsis:
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.

 

directed by   Noah Hawley

starring   Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Hamish Linklater, Katie Aselton, Amber Midthunder

release date   February 2017 (on FX)

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