Marvel's 'Legion' News, Spoilers & Update: FX Series Confirmed Release Date & New Trailer; Charles Xavier's X-Men Included?

By Rose Valencia , Updated Dec 07, 2016 04:08 PM EST

A brand new FX's "Legion" trailer plus the date of its debut have just sealed the future of the series. The official announcement confirmed that the Marvel TV's latest superhero drama will be seen this coming 2017 on February 8. It is the latest TV series drama under the wings of Fargo's Noah Hawley.

The hero of Marvel's "Legion", David Haller (played by Downtown Abbey's Dan Stevens) has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The young David has been a regular patient of psychiatric hospitals. However, he's actually a mutant with various real identities lingering in him. The possibility that the voices he hears and things he sees might be real is realized when he met Syd Barrett (Fargo's Rachel Keller).

Given the special ability of David of having many personas, the series' title is essentially bible-based. Jesus also called himself "Legion." TVGuide cited the related bible quote from BibleGateway. Aside from Stevens and Keller, other co-stars Park and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza (plays Lenny Busker), Casual's Katie Aselton (plays Amy Haller), and Fargo's Jean Smart (plays Melanie) will also be part of Marvel's "Legion" series.

This X-men based series marks FX's first venture into the Marvel universe. Noah Hawley shared his thoughts about the series in the "Legion" panel at the latest New York Comic-Con as conveyed by Deadline. He said that the series is about one's battle within himself. Marvel TV exec, Jeph Loeb, also praised Haller's performance who said that watching him as Dan Stevens in the series will make anyone cry and laugh at the same time.

Inspired by an X-men character, the upcoming series, "Legion," takes place in an alternate X-men universe. There's no news yet if it will soon add an X-men story but, for now, the series will be all about the world and struggle of Dan Stevens who happens to be Charles Xavier's son.

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