Legion Will Be A 'Whimsical and Imaginative' X-Men TV Series, Says Producer

Fargo series creator Noah Hawley is currently developing a new X-Men series for FX called Legion. The series centers around character named David Haller (played by Dan Stevens), the son of Professor X and a powerful mutant with multiple personality disorder. What makes him one of the most interesting X-Men characters is how each of his multiple personalities controls a different aspect of his mutant powers.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Noah talked about the series and explained how Legion will be different from other superhero films and TV shows. He says:

"Film and TV have traded places where, you know, where you are now in a case-of-the-week movie world. One week, the Avengers fight this guy; the next week, they fight that guy. You can't take the story too far in any one direction."

Hawley wants to avoid using the episodic structure for Legion, saying that the show will be structured around the content of the story. He explained:

"I always feel like the structure of a story should reflect the content of the story. If the story, as in this case, is about a guy who is either schizophrenic or he has these abilities, i.e., he doesn't know what's real and what's not real, then the audience should have the same experience."

He is aiming for a "more existential exploration" and "surreal or dreamlike quality where it's not just about running and kicking". He said:

"There's, whatever, 9,000 superhero stories right now. They've got all the running and kicking covered. I think my goal with this is to do something whimsical and imaginative and unexpected. Not just because I want to do something different, but because it feels like the right way to tell this story."

That's good to know that Legion won't just be all about fighting and explosions like the recent X-Men: Apocalypse film. If the project is picked up, Legion will run for 10 episodes. The series won't be sharing the same universe with the X-Men films. Instead it will be set in an alternate universe.

X-Men: Apocalypse is now showing in theaters

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