Coming about a month after the release of a first look image, Noah Hawley has unveiled another sneak peek at his latest show, Legion, on his Instagram. The picture was taken by the writer during a sound mixing session and shows Dan Stevens’ David Haller in what appears to be mental asylum attire. Check it out below…
Meanwhile, producer Simon Kinberg has been chatting to MovieFone about the show, stating that: “Noah [Hawley] is a genius — he wrote and created and directed the pilot to Legion — and it is a very different sensibility than anything we’ve done with the X-Men movies. Almost, I would say, as radically different as Deadpool was from the mainline X-Men movies. Legion is, again, in a different direction: really character-based, really granular in terms of getting inside the details of the characters. It stands as part of the X-Men universe, but it stands apart from it as well.”
Legion is an FX and Marvel Television project that brings the X-Men comic book character of the same name to life. The eight-episode miniseries will exist in a universe parallel to the one the X-Men films take place in.
Hawley has put Fargo, his Emmy-winning FX series, on the back burner for now, while he serves as an executive producer and showrunner on Legion, for which he also wrote and directed the pilot. The first season of Legion and third of Fargo are both set to premiere next year; the former will be coming early in the year, and the latter will hit in the spring.
Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. 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 the visions he sees might be real.
In addition to Stevens (The Guest), the cast also includes Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League) and Bill Irwin (Interstellar). X-Men cinematic universe veterans Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg are all on board to executive produce as well.