X-Men hall of famer Chris Claremont has praised the TV show Legion, 30 years after he helped create the star character with Bill Sienkiewicz.
Legion was certainly proved to be a different beast from your usual superhero TV content when it debuted last year. The FX series by Noah Hawley was visually audacious and kept audiences in a similar state of confusion that must have been felt by its lead character David Haller.
The show was received exceptionally well and a second season will premier this April. With the character now coming into more mainstream limelight, Claremont has spoken to ComicBook.com about his thoughts on the show:
“Legion is totally what Bill and I had in mind, both conceptually and miraculously the visual of the character and the story itself.”
ComicBook.com goes on to say that Claremont seemed to like how different Legion was, something he also said was lacking among other properties, sensing a repetitive nature in the genre.
Legion is the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human. It introduces the story of David Haller, who since he was a teenager, 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.