Congratulations are in order for Dan Stevens (The Guest), whose upcoming FX adaptation of Marvel’s Legion has been given a full series order.
Legion will follow the story of David Haller (Stevens), a schizophrenic young man who has been confined to an insane asylum since he entered puberty. But when he meets a fellow patient who turns out to be the girl of his dreams, David’s life is suddenly shaken up, as he comes to believe that the visions and delusions that he has suffered all his life may be something much more.
In addition to Stevens, the series will star Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Bill Irwin. Both FX and Marvel Television will take a joint partnership on production.
Legion’s source material presents bold new opportunities for the network which has continually pushed the boundaries with shows such as Sons of Anarchy, Rescue Me, Justified and American Horror Story. David Heller is one of X-Universe’s most interesting and twisted characters, especially in relation to his untapped and uncontrollable psychic powers, which give him the ability to possess the psyche of other mutants.
It’s also another great step for Stevens who appears to have shed his hunky persona from 2014’s The Guest, in favour of a more frail look. Stevens is not one to limit himself with the projects he takes on, or the genres that they fit into, and we’re certain that he’ll bring something unique and captivating to audiences with Legion.
Legion will debut in 2017.