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How Production Designer Marco Niro Created a Visual Climax for FX’s ‘Legion’

  • Variety
FX’s “Legion” has always drawn inspiration not only from the MarvelX-Men” comics on which it is based, but also from the weirder corners of pop culture. When creator Noah Hawley cast “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens as the lead — David Haller, a mutant whose telepathic powers have been misdiagnosed as mental illness — he gave the actor a playlist that included everything from experimental noise music to Pink Floyd. Even more so than Hawley’s “Fargo,” “Legion” has been driven by a visual aesthetic that reflects that range of influences.

As such, the choice of whom to bring aboard as production designer for the show’s third and final season, which premieres June 24, was an important one. Hawley turned to Marco Niro, fresh from the first season of FX’s motorcycle-gang drama “Mayans M.C.

“He’s a man with a passionate soul,” says Hawley. “In the combination of his Italian heritage and Mexican heritage,
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‘Legion’ Season 3 Gloriously Pushes Creative Limits As David Finds A Time Traveler [Review]

‘Legion’ Season 3 Gloriously Pushes Creative Limits As David Finds A Time Traveler [Review]
Since its premiere in 2017, Noah Hawley’s “Legion” has been something of a basic cable wonder. A very, very loose adaptation of the little known Marvel Comics character, the FX series has pushed the creative boundaries of the episodic medium in ways that would make even David Lynch gush. Hawley and his writing team have also been more than willing to make the title character, aka David (Dan Stevens), hard to root for at times.

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Updated Oscar Predictions For June

It’s time for a brand spanking new look at Academy Award predictions, ladies and gents! With the Cannes Film Festival in the rearview mirror, a new crop to titles are up for potential nomination grabs. Of course, Quinten Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was the highest profile movie playing at Cannes, though new work from Terrence Malick and others could also compete for attention. They won’t necessarily be in play for Oscar voters when all is said and done, but right now, as blockbusters are on everyone’s mind here in the middle of June, they offer a potential refresher down the road. For the most part, this is just a polish, with a more substantial update to come soon. Some of the below the line categories have been filled in, while Best Picture now lists 25 contenders in total. Next to come will be next
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‘Legion’ Star Dan Stevens Says His Character Would Fight Thanos, ‘Wreak Havoc’ in McU

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‘Legion’ Star Dan Stevens Says His Character Would Fight Thanos, ‘Wreak Havoc’ in McU
Dan Stevens said his powerful, telepathic mutant Legion would do some serious damage if he ever crossed over from the eponymous FX series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Legion would wreak havoc. He’d probably take on Thanos, let’s see that,” he told Variety on the red carpet at the premiere of the trippy, mind-bending superhero series at the ArcLight Hollywood.

After the Disney-Fox merger, the X-Men seem poised to join the McU. Stevens said he wouldn’t turn down an appearance in a movie if the opportunity arose.

“‘Legion’ occupies a very odd little corner of the Marvel universe,” he said. “I would never presume to stampede into that arena, but a weird, little cameo might not do any harm.”

Stevens will say goodbye to David Haller, one of the most powerful mutants in history — who is also schizophrenic and delusional — on the upcoming third and final season of “Legion.
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Miramax Sale: Who Is Really Circling & Why Library Movie IP Like ‘Sliding Doors’ Is Prime For TV

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Since news dropped last week about Qatar’s beIN Media Group’s interest to unload a portion of the Miramax library, Deadline has come to learn that there’s certain interest chiefly by Viacom and Lionsgate.

Meanwhile, Sony we understand is not considering any purchase of the 700-title library which boasts a multitude of award winning titles. MGM is less likely interested in the company once built by Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Gary Barber’s Spyglass we hear is kicking the tires.

Those who want the library want it in full, though beIN reportedly wants to still have some control in Miramax in its next evolution.

Nine years after Disney sold Miramax, what does the library mean to today’s suitors?

We hear from non-Miramax sources, it’s still a perennial piece of real estate for anyone who wants to grow an ancillary film library. They’re hard to
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Beta Cinema Acquires Karlovy Vary Competition Title ‘Patrick’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Beta Cinema has acquired the dark, offbeat comedy “Patrick,” the feature debut of Flemish director Tim Mielants (“Peaky Blinders”), which will world premiere in competition next month at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. Variety has the exclusive trailer.

Featuring Kevin Janssens, Jemaine Clement and Bouli Lanners (“Rust and Bone”), “Patrick” is the story of a handyman at his father’s naturist campsite who dedicates his spare time to designing and building furniture. When he loses his trusted hammer, his search to retrieve it takes him to the furthest corner of the campgrounds—a journey that takes on existential meaning when his father passes away. As the life he long took for granted suddenly shifts course, Patrick embarks on a tragicomic quest that might ultimately help him become a new man.

“Patrick” is produced by Bart Van Langendonck of Savage Film. Beta Cinema will handle all international rights outside Benelux.
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Marvel’s Legion season 3

With Legion set to return in less than two weeks, a new behind the scenes featurette has arrived online for FX’s X-Men series which gives us a look at some new footage and includes interviews with creator Noah Hawley, and stars Rachel Keller, Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Amber Midthunder Navid Negahban, Lauren Tsai, Jeremie Harris, Bill Irwin, Hamish Linklater who discuss their characters and what’s ahead in the third and final season of the Marvel series; watch it here…

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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
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Composer Jeff Russo on the ‘craziness’ of ‘The Act,’ emotions of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ and legacy of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Composer Jeff Russo on the ‘craziness’ of ‘The Act,’ emotions of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ and legacy of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“We needed to use a subtle hand with the score,” explains “The Act” composer Jeff Russo. “We needed it to be thematic, and yet not try to push too much on the weird and too much on the horrific aspect of the show and the story.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Russo above.

The Hulu limited series recounts the shocking true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King), whose mother, Dee Dee Blanchard (Patricia Arquette), convinced her that she suffered from a variety of diseases and disabilities, earning support from several charities. When Gypsy discovered the truth she conspired with her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn (Calum Worthy), to kill Dee Dee. She is currently in prison for the murder.

See Joey King interview: ‘The Act’

Russo wanted his score to “help move along … the narrative of this relationship between a mother and daughter, which was just really insane. So really,
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Legion: Season 3 TV Spots & Episode 1: Chapter 20 Plot Synopsis [FX]

Legion Season 3 TV Spots and Episode 1 Plot Synopsis

FX‘s Legion: Season 3 TV show commercial and the official plot synopsis from Episode 1: Chapter 20 have been released.

Legion 3 Chapter 20 Plot Synopsis

Chapter 20

6/24/2019

David gains a following.

Written by Noah Hawley and Nathaniel Halpern; Directed by Andrew Stanton

Plot Synopsis

Legion: Season 3’s plot synopsis: “Based [...]

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New ‘Legion’ Teaser Reveals the X-Men Connection You’ve Been Waiting For

The third and final season of Legion, Noah Hawley's mind-bending TV series creation inspired by Marvel Comics' X-Men universe, is almost upon us. Now's as good a time as any to watch the previous two seasons to try to figure out just what happened in those episodes before more installments arrive to throw a wrench in the works again. But one thing seems to be certain: Season 3 will pay off with a mighty big connection to the greater X-Men universe. As was previously teased in a trailer for the series' return, we now get …
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Updated Oscar Predictions For May

As Spring begins to rear its head and the Cannes Film Festival gets underway, thoughts of the awards season to come starts bubbling under the surface. We’re currently about a week out from knowing what the year has in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as it debuts at Cannes, while plenty of studios are beginning to align their presumed show ponies. All this makes it a perfect time to update my predictions and see where the contenders stand right now, here in the middle of May. In a few weeks time, we’ll know more, but this particular moment is prime real estate for a new look at the races. What you’ll see below is an across the board tinkering with Oscar predictions. Chiefly, it’s a reflection of potentially the breakthrough year that Netflix might have. After coming within an eyelash of Best Picture last year,
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‘Fargo,’ ‘Modern Family,’ Aretha Franklin and More: 5 Things We Learned at Disney’s Upfront

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The newly merged suite of Disney networks held its first ever “Disney Upfront Experience” on Tuesday, featuring segments devoted to ESPN, FX, Freeform, ABC News and ABC. Highlights included comedic bits from ESPN’s Kenny Mayne and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, while singer John Mayer closed the show with two numbers. Here are some tidbits gleaned from the festivities:

FX reveals Chris Rock’s “Fargo” character name: There’s still plenty of secrecy behind Noah Hawley’s long-awaited fourth season of “Fargo,” but we now know the name of the character that Rock will be playing: Loy Cannon. Cannon is the head of a Kansas City crime syndicate in the 1950s. According to FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, production starts this fall on the new “Fargo,” with an early 2020 premiere.

In a pre-taped video, Rock said he had long been a fan of the “Fargo” TV show, and even his
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‘Legion’ Season 3 Trailer Starts a Cult, Teases Cerebro, and Travels Through Time

FX has released the first trailer for the third (and last) season of Legion, the network's X-Men series created by Noah Hawley that's made liars of us all as we tell our friends we totally understand what's going on. If this trailer is anything to go on, the trip down the rabbit hole is only going to get more far out, man as the show heads into its final episodes. Season 2 ended on a mighty divisive note, as the show's telepathic protagonist David Haller (Dan Stevens) appeared to make the final moves into becoming …
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‘Legion’ Season 3 Trailer: Noah Hawley’s Hallucinatory Show Returns For One More Season

‘Legion’ Season 3 Trailer: Noah Hawley’s Hallucinatory Show Returns For One More Season
Legion, creator/showrunner Noah Hawley‘s trippy, hallucinatory exploration of the inner workings of a mutant’s mind, wasn’t made for casual viewing. It’s the type of show that demands your attention, rewards you with things you’ve never seen on TV before, and makes you appreciate the executives at FX who signed the checks for Hawley to make something […]

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FX Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Baskets’, ‘Legion’ And ‘Snowfall’

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for its critically-acclaimed series Baskets, Legion and Snowfall, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The three series will premiere as follows:

Baskets – The fourth season of the acclaimed comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis premieres Thursday, June 13 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on FX.

Legion – The third and final season of the mind-bending drama from Noah Hawley returns Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on FX

Snowfall – The third season of the riveting drama series co-created by John Singleton will premiere Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on FX.

The three series round-out FX Networks’ summer slate, which includes the previously announced:

Archer: 1999 – The 10th season of Fxx’s Emmy® Award-winning animated comedy premieres on Wednesday, May 29 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.

The Weekly – FX’s new half-hour narrative documentary series with The New York Times premieres Sunday,
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10 Shows To Watch If You Like Fargo

Fargo is a terrific show, but with series creator Noah Hawley attached to so many other projects and committed to making them all brilliant, it’s one that takes its time between seasons. The fourth season has been announced and will star Chris Rock as the new story’s central protagonist, a crime boss. But we won’t be seeing it any time soon, since it’s not slated to begin production until later this year and it’s not slated to be aired until at least 2020.

Related: Fargo Season 4 Will Be A Period Piece

Fans of FX’s coldest-blooded drama need other shows with a bleak tone or a cold setting or an engaging and pulpy crime story to tide us over in the long breaks between seasons of Fargo. Here are 10 Shows To Watch If You Like Fargo.
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X-Men series Legion gets a season 3 premiere date

FX has announced that its mind-bending Marvel series Legion is set to return for its third and final season on Monday, June 24th, shifting from its previous Tuesday night slot.

Legion is created by Noah Hawley (Fargo) and stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, the son of Professor Charles Xavier and an omega level mutant who, in the season two finale, was revealed to be the villain of the show.

The third and final season is set to introduce the character of Professor X, played by Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), while Stephanie Corneliussen (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) will portray David’s mother, Gabrielle.

Stevens is joined in the cast of Legion by Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Jean Smart, Katie Aselton, Navid Negahban, Jemaine Clement and Hamish Linklater.

Via TV Line

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TV News Roundup: Elizabeth Banks To Host ABC’s Game Show ‘Press Your Luck’

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TV News Roundup: Elizabeth Banks To Host ABC’s Game Show ‘Press Your Luck’
In today’s roundup, Elizabeth Banks is set to host ABC’s new game show “Press Your Luck,” and HBO’s released the first trailer for its upcoming series “The Righteous Gemstones.”

Casting

Elizabeth Banks will now add game show host to her credits as the newly announced host of ABC’s “Press Your Luck” premiering June 12. Produced by Fremantle, the game show will feature three contestants in each episode as they compete for cash and prizes by answering questions and avoiding the Whammy, who can take all their winnings. Banks will also executive produce the show.

First Looks

HBO has released the first trailer for its upcoming original series “The Righteous Gemstones.” Debuting in August, the comedy follows a world-famous televangelist family as they devise greedy schemes to stay at the top of the TV ministry game. The trailer gives a sneak peak of the satirical family played by John Goodman,
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John Singleton’s ‘Snowfall’, ‘Legion’ & ‘Baskets’ Get Summer Premiere Dates On FX

FX Networks has set summer premiere dates for three critically-acclaimed series, comedy Baskets, and dramas Legion and John Singleton’s Snowfall.

The fourth of season of Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis premieres Thursday, June 13 at 10 Pm on FX. Legion, from Noah Hawley will kick off its third and final season Monday, June 24 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on FX and the third season of Snowfall, co-created by Singleton, will premiere Wednesday, July 10 at 10 Pm Et/Pt on FX.

It will be a somber return for Snowfall, following the recent death of the series’ co-creator, director and executive producer, Singleton. Production on the series continued as the sad news came that Singleton had passed following a stroke at the age of 51.

Season 3 of Snowfall is set in the summer of 1984, when crack cocaine is spreading like wildfire through South Central La. Marcus Henderson, Damson Idris, Carter Hudson and Sergio Peris-Mencheta star.

Created
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"Legion" and "Snowfall" Set Premiere Dates at FX

  • The Wrap
FX has set premiere dates for the final season of Noah Hawley’s “Legion,” season three of John Singleton’s “Snowfall,” and season four of of Zach Galifianakis-led comedy series “Baskets.”

The third and final season of “Legion” will premiere Monday, June 24 at 10/9c on FX. Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, it tells the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he is the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.

Season three of the Singleton co-created drama series “Snowfall” returns Wednesday, July 10 at 10/9c on FX. Per the network, the new season will take place in the summer of 1984 as crack cocaine spreads like wildfire through South Central Los Angeles. Police are waking up to this growing epidemic, and Sergeant Andre Wright (Marcus Henderson) has set his sights on budding
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