FX has officially made its first foray into adaptation of Marvel comics. The cable channel has picked up Noah Hawley’s “X-Men” take “Legion” to series with an eight-episode order for the first season, which is slated to debut in early 2017.
“Downton Abbey” alum Dan Stevens will lead the new series. He will portray David Haller, a man who may be more than human and who has struggled with mental illness since his teenage years. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he is confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
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