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UPDATE: February’s Set to Get a Whole Lot Crazier with Legion Release

Legion from Marvel Comics - First Look at Upcoming FX X-Men Spinoff Legion TV Series

The FX Series Legion will be arriving on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Deadline is reporting the FX Legion TV series finally has a locked in February date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, at 10 PM EST / 6 PM PST. Along with selecting their release date, a second (though likely not final) trailer has been released for the series.

Before we get to it, I have to say that I’m very impressed by how they are able to sustain a different feeling for the trailers, reveal some intriguing new plot points and characters, and still maintain some mystery for when the series actually hits. I’m definitely looking forward to this series.

Legion is competing with the Punisher Netflix series as my most anticipated Marvel series this coming year, and ABC’s Inhumans isn’t too far behind.

UPDATE 10-20-16 The FX Series Legion now has a release window set for February 2017.

No specific date in February has been set for the series release, but it’s nice to know that we’ll be getting it sooner, rather than later.

The release window information came courtesy of a pair of new promo’s for the show, which you can see here. Both of the promos continue the controlled chaos / weirdness of the trailers and hint an incredibly dense and interesting show. As I may have mentioned before, I’m looking forward to a slightly grizzled Hamish Linklater, and Dan Stevens looks like he take to this role very well.

UPDATE: 10-10-16 First half FX Series Legion Shown at NYCC 2016

Check out this article for all the details on Legion’s NYCC premiere:

The New York Comic-Con crowds were treated to a lot of great, exclusives this year, including footage and an extended trailer for the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes, previews for the Doctor Who Christmas special and Doctor Who spinoff Class, and the full first episode for the upcoming Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Which by itself is enough to make a grown man cry. But then, they had to go ahead and just make the pain just a little worse, by sharing the first half of the pilot episode for the upcoming [Click here to read more…]

UPDATE: 7-23-16 Comic-Con Provides First Look at Legion TV Series and Release Date

So, with Comic-Con in full swing, we’ve been expecting some awesome trailers. But to be honest, we weren’t expecting anything on the Legion TV series this early. Especially something this far along. And after watching this, a few things stand out.  First, Dan Stevens looks like he’s really taking to the role. And Hamish Linklater looks great as well. Love the slightly older, grizzled look for him. Also, the trailer reveals a key piece of information, and that’s that we can expect an “early 2017” release date for the series.  So, what does everybody else think? Are you starting to get excited now for the Legion TV series?

FX Has Picked Up Legion TV Series For 10 Episodes

Fargo creator Noah Hawley’s latest project, another collaboration with FX Network, will be a Legion TV series. Legion/David Haller, for those who aren’t familiar, is the son of X-Men founder and telepathic mutant Charles Xavier. After surviving a devastating terrorist attack at a young age, during which his powers begin to manifest, David is rendered catatonic. As a result of the trauma, his personality splinters into several different ones, with each personality controlling one of his different powers. Generally portrayed as an anti-hero, Legion would definitely offer the chance for a complex and difficult portrayal.

Legion TV Series Official Synopsis

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.

Actor Dan Stevens as Legion in FX Legion TV seriesIt’s unknown exactly how closely they’ll stick to Legion’s story in the comics, with Marvel Television co-producing the project with FX, and recent comments by  FX President John Landgraf seem to suggest they may be taking it to new places:

It’s not in the continuity of those films in the sense the current X-Men films take place in a universe in which everybody on planet Earth is aware of the existence of mutants. The series Legion takes place in a parallel universe, if you will, in which the US government is in the early days of being aware that something called mutants exist but the public is not. I wouldn’t foresee characters moving back and forth because they really are parallel universes.”

The role David Haller/Legion will be played by Dan Stevens (pictured to the left), who will be joined by Rachel Keller (Fargo TV Series), Jean Smart (Fargo TV Series, 24), Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), and others. We haven’t been given an exact release date yet, though it is tentatively scheduled for early 2017, and FX has said they’ve picked it up for 10 episodes.

Are you excited about the Legion TV Series? Take a look at the official image below and let us know your thoughts about it.

Images: Marvel and FX Networks

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