Marvel and Fox did a special deal no one predicted would happen. Marvel allowed Fox to make two X-Men tv shows; Legion and Hellfire. But the one everyone is talking about is Legion. It's an interesting premise. Charles Xavier's paranoid son who inhabits all these powers and with the Fargo showrunner, Noah Hawley, at the helm, this one is one to DVR. Well, with no further undo, here's Dan Stevens (The Guest) as David Haller.
Now, here's Marvel's official statement:
Marvel Television is thrilled to not only have our first partnership with FX go to series, but working with the enormously talented Noah Hawley makes it even better. From the first time we heard Noah’s vision to his exceptional script and cast through the extraordinary filming of the pilot, we knew the series would be incredible.
“We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with ‘Legion’ he has delivered another major creative achievement. Just as he did in reimagining ‘Fargo,’ he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of ‘Legion’s’ first season.”
Now, Legion is not connected to the overral films but just in it's own world. It looks really cool and Hawley is an amazing writer, so don't get worried.
Now, Hellfire is the one that may or may not happen. We've not heard anything since months ago, and in my opinion, a show can't be made out of this villain team. It's impossible. Just let FX have it's way with Legion and think it out.