Mutants are coming to TV. Legion, FX's new Marvel Television based on the X-Men comics character David Haller, the mutant son of X-Men founder Professor Charles Xavier, has been ordered to series.
Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame, Designing Women and Fargo veteran Jean Smart, Fargo's Rachel Keller and Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza star alongside Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Bill Irwin.
According to FX, Stevens plays David Haller, a young man who has been dealing with mental illness. He's been diagnosed as a schizophrenic and bounced around psychiatric hospitals for years. However, a strange encounter with another patient makes David realize the voices he hears in his head and the visions he sees might be real. In the comics, each of David's personas controls different powers.
The 8-episode first season will debut on FX in early 2017. FX Productions is co-producing with Marvel Television. Fargo's Noah Hawley is behind the drama series.