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David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

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The Rise of Noah Hawley ("Legion")

As Noah Hawley's FX series "Legion" returns for a second season, we trace Hawley's career from "Bones" to "Fargo" to his upcoming projects.

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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 20's and free once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of daily life: 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... Written by FX Networks

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Noah Hawley has hinted at the possibility of Charles Xavier appearing in the series. It is currently unknown if Patrick Stewart or James McAvoy would reprise their roles. Although Patrick Stewart has said that he would "absolutely 100%" reprise his role on the show despite previously claiming that "Logan" (2017) would be his last time portraying the character. See more »

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The best piece of superhero TV so far, felt like a Wes Anderson/David Fincher lovechild
9 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

The new X-Men TV show aired on FX is absolutely brilliant. Really reminiscent of mental illness/ asylum movies and such (Fight Club/ Someone flew over the cuckoos nest). The focus of the show is the psychology of this young mutant boy (David Haller) who is made believe by the people who surround him that he is insane. The show focuses quite a lot on showing David Haller's point of view and how he perceives the world, and leaving questions for the audience about how much it is real and how much isn't. The cinematography and camera work is beautiful (on par with Fargo if not better) it feels like an art-house project (or some sort of Wes Andersonish nightmare). The reason why this pilot episode worked so well in my opinion in comparison to other current Marvel/DC shows (Arrow, Agents of SHIELD, Gotham, Daredevil...) is because it distances itself from the genre and plays as it's unique thing, so if someone who watched it didn't give a f*** about the X-Men of superheroes they could still enjoy the mental thriller that is Legion. If you're not 100% sure if you'll like this show watch the pilot until the end (and I dare you to tell me you're not even a little hooked).


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