Fargo creator Noah Hawley will be writing the Legion pilot for FX Networks. Hawley’s also executive producing along with Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bryan Singer (Superman Returns), Simon Kinberg (The Martian), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil), and John Cameron (Fargo). FX Networks and Marvel Television are producing Legion.
Legion is based on the Marvel comics character who’s the son of Professor Charles Xavier and Israeli Holocaust survivor Gabrielle Haller.
“Legion is just the sort of ambitious story that Noah excels at,” said President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions Nick Grad. “His adaption of Fargo for television was one of the most acclaimed television events in recent memory. It’s also an honor to partner with Marvel on Legion and to enlist such an accomplished team of Executive Producers to create this pilot.”
The pilot introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.