‘Legion’ Fans Can Step Into the Show’s World at Comic Con

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Dan Stevens as David Haller and Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett in ‘Legion’ (Photo by Michelle Faye/FX)

FX Networks is inviting Legion fans to check out the “Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience” during the 2017 San Diego Comic Con. The Legion exhibit will be part of the network’s huge FXHibition set up in front of the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Park right next door to the Convention Center. The massive FXHibition will feature immersive art experiences based on Legion, American Horror Story, The Strain, and Atlanta.

The FXHibition will be open during the sold-out 2017 San Diego Comic Con running July 19-23rd. Reservations for the “Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience,” the FXHibition’s main feature, will be available beginning July 17th via LegionSessions.com.

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Per FX Networks: “Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience” will transport fans into the headspace of David Haller, where they will be able to interact with his world and test the boundaries of their own reality. Fans will go through key scenes as seen in Legion season 1, and for the first time, get a sneak peek into season 2. In addition to full use of Microsoft’s HoloLens, the MR experience will feature real-life actors throughout the experience for a full emergence into the world of Legion.

The Legion Plot: Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.

A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.