We got our first look at Noah Hawley‘s upcoming FX series Legion back in July, when the first trailer dropped at Comic-Con, and it promised an X-Men sibling series unlike any mutant adventures that have previously graced our screens. That wasn’t exactly a surprise considering the series comes from the visionary creator behind the consistently surprising, odd, and ineffable Fargo series, but it’s still a joy to see. Now, two new teaser promos have hit the web, offering even more confirmation that Legion is a series that’s not afraid to get weird with it.
Hawley cooked up the series with X-Men: Days of Future Past and Apocalypse writer/producer Simon Kinberg, and the duo are also executive producing alongside Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner. Downton Abbey breakout and The Guest scene-stealer Dan Stevens leads the series as David Haller, a diagnosed schizophrenic who falls for a mutant woman and realizes the voices and visions in his head might just be real. However, it’s Aubrey Plaza who gets to shine here, seemingly as a fellow institution mate reveling in a “WTF” moment.
Watch the Legion teasers below. The series also stars Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Katie Asleton, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, and Aubrey Plaza.Legion will debut on FX in early 2017.
While there’s been a bit of debate about how much connective tissue the series will share with the X-Men movie universe (Hawley described it as “more of a fable”, while Singer said it “will relate to future X-Men movies”), there’s no doubt at this point that it will be entirely unlike anything we’ve seen in that universe before.
Here’s the official synopsis for Legion:
Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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 visions might be real. Legion debuts in early 2017 and is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.