Legion (season 1)
Air date - 2017
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Although the show Legion season 1 has the major character who is a child of Charles Xavier named David Heller, the creators tried to avoid dense connections with the movie. To do this, they have built the freest reality from the fate of any continuation. As far as we know, in the movie all earthlings knew about the existence of the mutants. The TV series about their activity it is known only by the government, which uses this awareness in their not always noble purposes. The events of the TV project take place during the not too distant past, but in a kind of parallel world. Some admirers of the acclaimed movie will be disappointed by such a departure from the original. But the creators get a chance to create something of their own.
- Original Title: Legion
- Airs on: FX
- Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Science-Fiction
- Cast: Amber Midthunder, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton, Dan Stevens
- Created by: Noah Hawley
One of the most anticipated TV premieres of the new year, FX’s Legion, may also be the most difficult to describe. The new series has been billed as a total non-construction (not deconstruction) of a superpower origin story, yet it’s inextricably connected to the telepathic founder of the X-Men. Now that Legion is here though, it’s a pleasure to confirm that it’s a wholly unique and thought-fracturing show that has about as much in common with superhero television as Lost did with Survivor.
When word of Legion was first publicized in October 2015, fan reaction was understandably mute. In a crowded field of comics migrating to the screen, the very first live-action X-Men-associated TV series only stood out to deeply-read aficionados. It was hard to understand why a character who Marvel had considered too peculiar — or particular— to execute as a book series (apart from a recently concluded 25-issue run of X-Men: Legacy) was the first off the shelf for the television treatment. And while comic book TV shows have wooed diehards with promises of film universe crossovers and shared productions in the past, Legion seemed to be planned completely without the X-Men movies in mind.
Much of the fuel for the hushed anticipation that’s accompanied the project ever since it was announced is due to creator (and showrunner, writer and sometimes even director) Noah Hawley, who serves the same roles on FX’s wildly acclaimed Fargo anthology series. Whatever kind of “adaptation” he’s made of Joel and Ethan Coen’s beloved 1996 original remains tough to pin down, but the effect has been catnip for the film’s cult audience. Fans of the new series watch it with a fervor rivalled only by the likes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. If Hawley and company planned to tell similarly composed stories in a more broadly-appealing package, FX seemed ready to turn on the money spigot.
So, although it may disappoint some industry wallets that that’s not what Legion is, fans should still get ready to give it their full attention. If the show delivers on the promise of its deliberately oblique premise and the ample talent from both sides of the lens on display in its first three episodes, which were provided to critics in advance, it has the potential to be even more satisfying.
Legion is something entirely fresh that doesn’t owe itself to Fargo, nor any comic book or superhero story seen on film or television to date, nor even the reference points you’ll see acknowledged in certain corners — Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, William Wyler and a few more with notable tendencies for unexplained perfectionism. Instead, Legion owes itself to the mind of its central character, David Haller. And to whom or what David owes his mind is the story that we’ll be returning to watch each and every week.