Mutant fireworks will fly when FX's new sci-fi fantasy show Legion premieres on February 8, and we've got a slew of new images to whet your appetite.
The series is based on an X-Men storyline from the '80s centering on the character of David Haller, aka Legion, the telepathic, disturbed son of Professor X, and his exploration of his origins, purpose and legacy in a timeline slightly askew from normalcy.
Created by Fargo's Noah Hawley and executive-produced by Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner, Legion stars the furry prince from Disney's upcoming Beauty and the Beast, Dan Stevens, and follows David's frightening discovery of his latent superpowers.
Rounding out the rest of the cast are 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 and Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk.
Here's the official synopsis:
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 he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.
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.
Ingest this healthy dose of 23 new promotional stills and cast portraits in the gallery below and let us know if you'll be tuning in to this psychedelic new show.
(Via Comic Book Movie)