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LEGION (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/14/15 - 7/23/16
STATUS:
currently in development (2016-2017 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, May 2016) FX Networks has ordered the first season of Legion, the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), 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) star in Legion. Production on the eight-episode first season will begin this summer in Vancouver and the new series from FX Productions and Marvel Television will debut on FX in early 2017. Legion introduces the story of David Haller: 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amber Midthunder as Kerry
· Aubrey Plaza as Lenny
· Dan Stevens as David
· Jean Smart as Melanie
· Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy
· Katie Aselton as Amy
· Rachel Keller as Syd
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bryan Singer as EP
· Jeph Loeb as EP
· Jim Chory as EP
· John Cameron as EP
· Lauren Shuler Donner as EP
· Noah Hawley as CRTR/EP
· Simon Kinberg as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FX Productions
· Marvel Television