FX Picks Up LEGION; New Details And First Image Of Titular Character Played By Dan Stevens Released
FX has picked up an eight episode first season of Legion and released an image of Dan Stevens (The Guest) in the role. Needless to say, he looks quite a bit different to his comic book counterpart...
There hasn't been a lot of movement on that Hellfire Club TV series, but FX has today picked up Legion for an eight episode first season which will begin production this summer in Vancouver. The plan is for it to then debut in early 2017. Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming have made the news official and the network released the first image of Dan Stevens in the role.
"We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with 'Legion' he has delivered another major creative achievement," said Grad in a statement released via Marvel.com. "Just as he did in reimagining 'Fargo,' he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of 'Legion’s' first season."