Get hyped, fans of superhero shows, because Legion also has a release date.
Set to debut on Wednesday, February 8, the X-Men spinoff follows its namesake, a mutant named David Haller who is the son of Charles Xavier. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child, he has multiple personalities that each manifest their own powers. After an incident with another patient, he begins to discover his powers and the larger mutant world around him with the help of various allies and friends.
Besides the obvious focus on hospitals and labs you’d expect from a character with such a description, this second trailer provides a glimpse of a good old-fashioned X-Men conflict: mutants vs. humans. Legion seems to spend much of the trailer on the run from government forces who seek to either control or kill him. Along with the shots of various mutants fighting off soldiers and mention of Legion as the key to winning a “war” against those government forces, the X-Men staple of fighting persecution seems alive and well in the show. Though here’s hoping the focus on Haller’s mental troubles does not get lost in the same war between mutants and humans that we’ve seen in every other X-Men related story put on a screen.
And if all that doesn’t sound cool enough, maybe the fact that Noah Hawley is in charge will convince you.
(The man behind the award-winning Fargo which also airs on FX. WATCH IT NOW.)
Watch the trailer below and get excited, because we may have an excellent show on our hands.
Legion stars Dan Stevens (also set to star in Beauty in the Beast next year), Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, and Bill Irwin. It is the first show made under the new Marvel and Fox partnership announced in late 2015.