‘Legion’ is coming, and FX will not let us forget that fact, and at this point, maybe they shouldn’t. The new trailer definitely looks intriguing, and the new synopsis paints a much more interesting picture for the series, and with Noah Hawley (‘Fargo’) literally running the show, there’s a good chance this could be a damn entertaining experience (no pun intended), especially if they somehow manage to properly dance around the ties to the ‘X-Men’ cinematic universe, especially the parts about David being the son of Charles Xavier.
The new trailer gives us a little more of the plot of the series, showing us David in the mental institute and then leaving once he realizes he has powers and that he had been told he was mentally ill to control him, and then seeing a psychiatrists who thinks she can help him use his abilities. The psychiatrist also discusses with him how humans are targeting mutants with his level of powers for either incarceration or extermination, which is clearly something the show will be dealing with on a regular basis. We also get to see more of the full cast in the trailer including Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Katie Aselton, and Jean Smart, to name a few, making the world seem much bigger than I had originally thought.
Check out the trailer for yourself below, and let us know in the comments section if you will be tuning into to FX to watch ‘Legion’ when it premieres on February 8th.
And here’s the extended synopsis of the series:
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.