For all the excitement of FX greenlighting a TV series tethered to the X-Men universe, showrunner Noah Hawley has remained adamant that Legion would largely stand alone from Marvel’s mutant franchise. Now, Hawley claims Legion will be more Alice in Wonderland than Apocalypse, and may not address the character’s family tie to Charles Xavier.
Well, even the strongest may not have survived X-Men: Apocalypse’s meager opening weekend, but Marvel’s mutants will officially have a whole new proving ground on TV. FX has picked up Noah Hawley’s Legion for its first season, debuting a first look at Dan Stevens in the title role.
The reception of this weekend’s X-Men: Apocalypse will surely have a hand in deciding the future of the franchise, but leave it to TV to explore the decidedly weirder corners of the X-universe. Take FX’s Noah Hawley-drawn Legion, which the Fargo showrunner claims will deliver “something whimsical and imaginative and unexpected,” rather than punching and kicking.
FX’s X-Men TV series Legion opened up the floodgates with the casting of Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and more, though the mutant drama isn’t yet finished raising fans’ curiosity. Jeremie Harris is the latest to join Legion in a regular role, but is it one fans will recognize?
For a major new comic book property, FX’s X-Men TV series Legion has been curiously silent in recent weeks, following its first casting, and a few TCA updates. Now, showrunner Noah Hawley drops a huge X-bomb, as Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and another Fargo alum have been tapped for the lead roles of Professor Xavier’s child David Haller, and support cast.
Yesterday saw a bit of bad news for one of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men TV series, as FOX’s Hellfire lost its showrunners, and now FX’s Legion has a minor caveat as well. Progress on Legion has advanced, though the series itself won’t be set in, or connect to the same X-Men universe of the films.
Following months of rumors, 20th Century Fox surprised X-Men fans twice-over with the announcement of both FX’s Legion, and FOX’s Hellfire adaptation of the famously sinister club. We’ve seen Legion making progress, but Hellfire may have cooled, now that executive producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto have jumped ship to FOX’s 24: Legacy, among others.
The X-Men franchise surprised fans with news that the Marvel-ous mutants would spawn not one, but two TV series, the more developed of which will see Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley taking on Charles Xavier’s son Legion. Now, our first official star has arrived, tapping Fargo Season 2 face Rachel Keller for a potentially rogue role.
Minds behind the live-action X-Men universe surprised us all with the announcement of not one, but two distinct series based on characters from the mutant universe, but somewhat unclear was their relationship to the films. Now, Legion and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley offers a bit of clarification, seemingly distancing all three branches of the X-Men properties.
The X-Men cinematic universe has been mulling around a TV branch for some time now, and at last we've learned that mutants will invade not one, but two new series. FX has tapped Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley to helm a series around Professor Xavier's son Legion, while FOX will join the club, literally and figuratively, with a Hellfire TV series.