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Published On: Sun, Jan 22nd, 2017

New ‘Legion’ TV spot centers on Dan Stevens’ David meeting Rachel Keller

FX will join the Marvel TV universe with Legion, the first X-Men spin-off created by Noah Hawley (Fargo), starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey) as the troubled David Haller – son of Charles Xavier/Professor X.

The new show will premiere February 8 and will feature a great supporting cast that includes Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (The Accountant), and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), amongst others.

The new footage centers around Stevens and Keller meeting up and well, check it out below.

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.

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.

Synopsis:

Legion follows the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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.


Legion features:
Dan Stevens as David Haller
Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett
Jean Smart as Melanie
Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker
Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton as Amy Haller
Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk
Jemaine Clement in an undisclosed role
Legion premieres February 8, 2017.

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