It's only a few episodes deep, but there's already something very clear about FX's new X-Men spin-off show Legion --- it's staunchly independent in it's execution and vision, and very clearly the work of showrunner Noah Hawley (of the excellent Fargo), and feels at odds with a lot of more recent comic adaptations. For that, we should be grateful.
FX and Noah Hawley’s ‘Legion’ dives deep into this trippy, visually arresting and unique slant on the X-Men universe, but what might be the most gorgeous story put to TV can feel a bit lost in all the sensory overload. Our advance review, before the premiere mutates on February 8.
It’s taken forever and a day to get Y: The Last Man adapted to live-action, let along the FX version in development since at least 2015, but there’s hope on the horizon. Not only do we have a showrunner, but FX expects a script arriving within a few months, and confirms a format for the comic-adapted drama.
You’d be forgiven not to have the clearest sense of what Noah Hawley’s X-Men derived Legion is actually about, given the surreal nature of all the footage released. By the same token, its mutant connection to the X-Men world has been kept somewhat vague, though Hawley himself now explains what powers and connections to the franchise we’ll see in Season 1.
Following this week’s premiere announcement for Legion, FX has dived into the deep end with not one, but five new promos for the new X-drama.
As if FX’s 2017 weren’t looking sunny enough, we finally know when Fargo creator Noah Hawley’s X-Men series Legion will mutate onto our screens. Catch the February premiere, along with a brand-new trailer from FX in the latest sneak peek!
It’s been some time since we’ve had any update on FX’s long-developing iteration of an even longer-developing Y: The Last Man TV series, and if ever we needed a TV series with powerful women at its center, now’s the time. To wit, reports indicate the series might finally have a showrunner, borrowing American Gods and Heroes alum Michael Green.
Even New York Comic-Con couldn’t lift the veil of secrecy around FX’s X-Men series Legion, only showing attendees a portion of the pilot, but we’re getting closer. Not only is there a new trailer for the Noah Hawley mutant drama, but also a clearer premiere date for early 2017.
The mystery behind FX’s X-Men adjacent drama Legion only rolls back so far with footage and panels from New York Comic-Con, and now another question mark has joined the cast. FX confirms What We Do in the Shadows star Jemaine Clement will appear in the new 2017 series, but in what capacity remains to be seen.
Marvel TV brought a heavy bag of goodies to Comic-Con 2016, including first looks at Netflix’s Iron Fist and FX X-Men series Legion, but will New York do one better? We’ll find out, as both series are due for panel treatment at New York Comic-Con 2016, along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, and some new goodies from Marvel Animation.