Published On: Thu, Dec 8th, 2016

FX previews Dan Stevens as David Haller in ‘X-Men’ spin-off, ‘Legion’ after new trailer, details

FX Network has followed up Monday’s new trailer for Legion by debuting five brief, surreal promos for the X-Men spin-off, giving us a closer look at David Haller’s increasing sense of paranoia. Haller is played by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame, who will star in Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-aciton adaptation.

dan-stevens-in-legion-as-david-hallerCheck out the new teasers below, with the trailer at the very bottom.

David Haller’s paranoia is fueled by voices in his head as the footage gives fans a look at the surreal world and struggles for the main character and his battle to embrace his power.

Legion looks to be a very bizarre and unique take on the X-Men universe, shedding the rubber or yellow costumes. Fans who are not avid readers of the comic books may not even connect the footage to the X-Men universe other than the casual “mutant” reference.

In the comic books, David is the son of Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Gabrielle Haller. He takes the role of an antihero and has a severe mental illness, including a form of dissociative identity disorder, with each of his personas controlling one of his many superpowers.

Created by Fargo’s Noah Hawley, Legion all stars Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Jean Smart.

Legion debuts on February 8, 2017. The first season is set to be only 8 episodes.


Synopsis: Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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 visions might be real.

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