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FX Orders Marvel Drama ‘Legion’

Eight Episodes Ordered for an Early 2017 Debut

FX Networks has ordered “Legion” from FX Productions and Marvel Television, the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human. The logline: “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.

“Legion” stars 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”). Production on the eight-episode first season will begin this summer in Vancouver, with a planned launch for early 2017.

Noah Hawley (“Fargo”) will serve as an Executive Producer along with Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Apocalypse”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and John Cameron (“Fargo”).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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