Fans of FX’s ‘Legion‘ have had their minds blown during the first season and it looks like we aren’t the only fans of the show. The character was initially created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bill Sienkiewicz in March of 1985. Over 30 years ago we were introduced to Professor X’s son, David Charles Haller and Claremont himself fully endorses the show. He doesn’t mention much, but anything is strong praise from one of the most prominent creators in X-Men’s history. This is huge as Claremont isn’t a huge fan of most comic properties, even ones based on his own work.
It looks like showrunner Noah Hawley really hit the nail on the head with this one. Audiences, critics, and the character’s creator all love it! That seems to be a rarity in this day and age.
“Legion is totally what Bill and I had in mind, both conceptually and miraculously the visual of the character and the story itself.”
Most of Claremont’s complaints in recent years are that the films have been repetitive in style. In fact, he also claims their success is why the comics have gone downhill in recent years. This really puts a focus on the idea that show is going for something unique. If you’ve seen an episode that shouldn’t be surprising. ‘Legion’ not only takes a look at mutants and superheroes but takes a deep dive into mental health issues which have only in recent years been getting mainstream attention in a more positive light.
I’m just wondering how much of a time jump happens between the first and second seasons.
Are you in agreement with Claremont that this is a great take on the character? What are you most looking forward to seeing in the second season of ‘Legion’? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Comic Book