At the Television Critics Association’s 2016 winter press tour, FX CEO John Landgraff spoke about FX´s and Marvel´s upcoming TV series, Legion, centered around the comic book character of the same name, son of Charles Xavier. Along with a release window, which is before the end of 2016, he shared interesting details on the series:
“We’re quite well along. We’ve had a writing staff working. We’ve seen not only the pilot but several episodes and we’re well in process of casting."
He also revealed the series will not be connected to the X-Men films and the reason for that may come as a surprise for some fans:
“It’s not in the continuity of those films in the sense the current X-Men films take place in a universe in which everybody on planet Earth is aware of the existence of mutants. The series Legion takes place in a parallel universe, if you will, in which the US government is in the early days of being aware that something called mutants exist but the public is not. I wouldn’t foresee characters moving back and forth because they really are parallel universes.”
Does this mean the upcoming Hellfire TV series won´t be connected to the movies as well?
What do you think of the news the series won´t be tied to the cinematic franchise? Are you disappointed? Relieved?