FX ‘X-Men’ Drama ‘Legion’ Sets February Premiere With New Trailer
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!
Where previously FX confirmed that Legion would bow in February, we now know the disjointed X-drama will premiere Wednesday, February 8. The network also offered up a fresh trailer, full of brand-new footage not present in any of the initial promos. Check out the new synopsis, while we’re at it!
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
Created for the New Mutants in 1985, the character is also noted as the son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley wrote the pilot and serve as an executive producer alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.
We’ll have more from Legion in the coming weeks, but what do we make of the latest sneak peek? Watch more below.
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