Legion series has been ordered for FX with eight episodes set for the first season.
Marvel is at it again, getting a Legion series ordered on another cable network, this time with FX. The show has been ordered to series, which means that FX has contracted itself to air the complete first season, which will be eight episodes long.
The eight-episode first season, starring Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, and Jean Smart, focuses on David Haller (Stevens), a young man who was diagnosed as schizophrenic and struggled with perceived mental illness for years. But as David begins to realize, his abilities – which include seeing visions and hearing voices – might come from something else (hint: it rhymes with snutant). In the comic book version, Haller is the son of X-Men leader Charles Xavier, who’s telepathic.
Along with Stevens, Plaza, and Smart, the series will also star Rachel Keller (“Fargo”), Jeremie Harris (“A Walk Among the Tombstones”), Amber Midthunder (“Hell or High Water”), Katie Aselton (“The League”), and Bill Irwin (Interstellar).
Executive producers for the series will be Noah Hawley (“Fargo”), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, X-Men: Apocalypse), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), and John Cameron (“Fargo,” “Friday Night Lights.”) Production will start this summer in Vancouver and is expected to debut in early 2017.