Dan Stevens, Jean Smart, and Aubrey Plaza Star in FX’s X-Men Spinoff, ‘Legion’

Dan Stevens, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller

Fargo co-stars Rachel Keller and Jean Smart are reuniting for FX’s Legion, a spin-off of The X-Men. Dan Stevens (The Guest, Downton Abbey) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) are also confirmed for the sci-fi drama. According to the network, filming will kick off in March 2016 with Fargo‘s Noah Hawley penning the pilot and executive producing. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron are also on board the Marvel Television and FX Productions project as executive producers.


FX released the following info on the characters Stevens, Plaza, Smart, and Keller will be playing:

· DAVID (Dan Stevens) – Diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, David is a haunted man, trying to find his way back to sanity, but he’s getting tired and is about to give up when he meets the girl of his dreams.

· LENNY (Aubrey Plaza) – David’s friend, who despite a life of drugs and alcohol abuse, knows that any day now her life is gonna turn around, which gives Lenny the likeable energy of the impossible optimist despite her rough demeanor.

· MELANIE (Jean Smart) – A nurturing, demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods.

· SYD (Rachel Keller) – Self-sufficient and street smart, Syd uses her sharp and prickly demeanor to protect her soft core, because even though it makes her a sucker and puts her at risk, she still believes in happily ever after.