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LEGION
Air Date: Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on FX
Episode Title: (#101) "Chapter 1"
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Legion

Episode Descriptions

"Chapter 1" (Airs February 8, 2017, 10:00 pm e/p) - David considers whether the voices he hears might be real. Written by Noah Hawley; directed by Noah Hawley.

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LEGION (FX)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/8/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second) on 3/15/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, March 2017) FX has ordered a second season of Legion, the critically acclaimed new drama series from Noah Hawley, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Legion is one of the most-watched new cable dramas of the past year. "The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement," said Schrier. "More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It's a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion." "We are thrilled there will be a new season of Legion. Noah's spectacular take on David Haller and all the other characters he brought to life makes us ache for more. We're particularly proud of our partners at FX and the success we share on our first TV series together," added Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television. Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David's routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy's concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she's built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists - Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) - open David's eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
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