Earlier this week it was announced that FX Networks has placed an eight-episode series order for Legion, the upcoming X-Men series from Fargo creator Noah Hawley, and during an interview with Hitfix Hawley has been discussing how the show fits – or rather doesn’t fit – with the X-Men movie universe.
“No, it’s not [connected],” states Hawley. “It’s a little more of a fable in my mind. If you were to say, ‘Where is it, and when is it?,’ it’s not exactly clear, I think. And a lot of it is because he’s not exactly clear. It’s the world as perceived subjectively on some level. The recent X-Men movies, starting with First Class, are rooted in a time period and a world and playing with history in interesting ways. This isn’t doing that. It’s a standalone kind of thing.”
Legion follows the character of David Haller, played by Dan Stevens (The Guest), who in the comic books is the son of Professor Charles Xavier, and while the show isn’t connected to the movies, Hawley stated that relationship could remain: “He could be [Xavier’s son]. It’s a different story, but I’m not ruling that out.”