Hot on the heels of "that it's picking up an X-Men-related TV series, "Legion."" and its $80 million Memorial Day weekend in the US, FX Networks said Tuesday
20th Century Fox and Marvel crafted a pilot for In the comics, Haller was the son of Professor Charles Xavier and had a wide range of mutant abilities. No telling yet how deep the show will delve into his powers or background, even., and it stars Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey"), Aubrey Plaza ("Parks & Rec"), Jean Smart ("Fargo," "24"), Rachel Keller ("Fargo") and Katie Aselton ("The League"). The series revolves around David Haller, a schizophrenic who has struggled with mental illness most of his life -- at least he thought he did until he begins to realize the voices he hears may be real.
Right now, "Legion" will be the second live-action Marvel series on television when it begins (depending on), and it will be the first . But that doesn't mean it's not all in the family: Marvel TV's Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb is listed as a producer, as well as X-Men helmers Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer, in addition to a few others.
For the most part, expect this to be a strictly mutants-centric show, but that does leave room for. Production on the eight-episode series begins this year with a tentative premiere date of 2017.
Editors' Note, June 1, 2016: This piece has been updated to clarify that "Legion" will be the second TV show on air after the recent cancellation of "Agent Carter."