Set to debut in early 2017, Legion is the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human. It introduces the story of David Haller, who since he was a teenager, 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.
Created by Fargo’s Noah Hawley, Legion stars Dan Stevens in the title role and has an impressive ensemble cast made up of Rachel Keller (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and Jean Smart (Fargo). It won’t be set in the X-Men movie universe though.
Despite that, the trailer below makes it clear that David is a mutant, so you have to wonder what kind of world this takes place in and what role those with superpowers play in it. That’s something Legion will hopefully address fairly early on, because despite the involvement of Marvel TV, bear in mind that this series isn’t set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe either!