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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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Noah Hawley
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David battles Farouk and tries to prevent the future.


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Series cast summary:
Dan Stevens ...  David Haller 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Rachel Keller ...  Syd Barrett 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Aubrey Plaza ...  Lenny Busker 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Bill Irwin ...  Cary Loudermilk 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jeremie Harris ...  Ptonomy Wallace 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Amber Midthunder ...  Kerry Loudermilk 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jean Smart ...  Dr. Melanie Bird 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Jemaine Clement ...  Oliver Bird 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Hamish Linklater ...  Clark 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Navid Negahban ...  Amahl Farouk 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Katie Aselton ...  Amy Haller 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Quinton Boisclair Quinton Boisclair ...  Devil with the Yellow Eyes 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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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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8 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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First Season Was Great, Second Season A Super Drag
7 June 2018 | by womanburgerSee all my reviews

The same curse that plagued the X-Files has now happened to my poor Legion. Once Season 1 wrapped and FX moved production from Vancouver to L.A., the heart and soul of the Show seemed to disappear; I found I had to almost force myself to watch new episodes because I just lost interest.

Season 1 was very original and has style in the way the stories were told. The writing, pacing, acting, and especially the production design were all top notch and really made the show stand out. At the end of the season I was super hyped about what Season 2 was going to offer.

Right from the get go, Season 2 seemed to fall flat. The story arc of Farouk was drawn out way too long and could have been presented so much better. For a character that has this much importance to the Legion storyline, the writers and production team sure succeeded in phoning it in. Even the "look-at-my-fancy-artsy-fartsy-reverse-camera-framing-because-it's-art" shots that are obligatory in Noah Hawley productions somehow seemed contrived and slapped together with no real purpose.

Yawn. So much potential, wasted.

Season 1 - 10/10 Season 2 - 5/10


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