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Legion 

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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dan Stevens ...  David Haller 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Rachel Keller ...  Syd Barrett 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Aubrey Plaza ...  Lenny Busker 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Bill Irwin ...  Cary Loudermilk 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Jeremie Harris ...  Ptonomy Wallace 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Amber Midthunder ...  Kerry Loudermilk 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Hamish Linklater ...  Clark / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Jean Smart ...  Dr. Melanie Bird / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Navid Negahban ...  Amahl Farouk 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Jemaine Clement ...  Oliver Bird 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Katie Aselton ...  Amy Haller 12 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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Noah Hawley had hinted at the possibility of Charles Xavier appearing in the series ever since season one. Patrick Stewart had said that he would "absolutely 100%" reprise his role on the show if given the chance despite previously claiming that Logan (2017) would be his last time portraying the character. However, Hawley decided to focus on a much younger Xavier and Harry Lloyd was cast instead. Hawley had also strongly considered having James McAvoy reprise his role from the films as well, but it was decided that casting him would be "too expensive". See more »

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Featured in Conan: Aubrey Plaza/Jason George/Marlon Williams (2018) See more »

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Pretensions are running high in Season 2.
1 May 2018 | by toxicpilgrimSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the first season of Legion. The first season had a tension to its style. There was this uncertainty to reality that kept me fascinated. Every silly, strange surreal moment was like a relief to that tension. By season 2 it feels like the rug has been pulled out from under the show's plot, and they're left dancing in midair with nothing to hold them up but a fun style, dance numbers, and psychedelic rambling.

I'm going to keep watching in hopes that it gets back on track. But if I'm going to just be watching a new song and dance routine in every episode, or another psychedelic gag because "wahaa-wehee-why-not?" then I'm gonna tune out.


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8 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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