Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion is the story of ‘David Haller’ (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named ‘Syd’ (Rachel Keller).

After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to ‘Melanie Bird’ (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – ‘Ptonomy’ (Jeremie Harris), ‘Kerry’ (Amber Midthunder) and ‘Cary’ (Bill Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power.

Known as the ‘Shadow King,’ this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend ‘Lenny’ (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named ‘Amahl Farouk.’ In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband ‘Oliver Bird’ (Jemaine Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy ‘Clark’ (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.

production details
USA | FX – Marvel | x50 minutes | Broadcast from 8 February 2017

Bryan Singer as Executive Producer
Jeph Loeb as Executive Producer
Jim Chory as Executive Producer
John Cameron as Executive Producer
Lauren Shuler Donner as Executive Producer
Noah Hawley as Creator/Executive Producer
Simon Kinberg as Executive Producer

Dan Stevens as David Haller / Legion
Rachel Keller as Sydney ‘Syd’ Barrett
Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker
Jean Smart as Melanie Bird
Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace
Katie Aselton as Amy Haller
Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk
Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk

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