X-men Spinoff TV Show 'Legion' Teaser Is Out, Introduces Crazy Main Character

Oct 19, 2016 06:20 AM EDT | By Samille Jan Abada

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  • FX revealed the trailer of its upcoming TV show Legion depicting a young man who suffers from a mental disorder. It is expected that the show will be premiered in February 2017.
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FX revealed its most powerful mutant on a trailer of its upcoming TV show "Legion". The pretty slick video shows the main character, David Haller, a powerful telekinetic and telepathic mutant who also suffers from schizophrenia. Based on Marvel's X-men comics, David Haller is a troubled man who spent his lifetime going in and out of hospitals due to his mental disorder.

Haller meets someone who happens to be a fellow patient and he realizes that the voices he heard and the visions he saw might be real. In the video, one person said that Haller might be mentally ill, but he may be the most powerful mutant that he has ever encountered. The partnership between Marvel and Fox resulted to the Legion and it's expected to be a hit TV show, according to Gamespot. Legion is overseen by Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley and it is expected that the show will premiere in February 2017.

Noah Hawley further told Vanity Fair about the approach he took in creating Legion. He wants the content of the story to reflect the structure of a story. He also said that if the character is suffering from a disorder like schizophrenia in Haller's case, then the audience should also feel the same way.

He further said that there are already more than 9,000 superhero stories in the market, so he wants something that is more than just all about kicking and running. He claimed that he wants audience to be more imaginative and whimsical. Hawley wants to provide the public an unexpected turn of events, not because he wants to be different, but because he thinks it is the right way of telling the story.

The first Legion character appeared in a 1985 issue of "The New Mutant". 

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