The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already conquered the big screen, network television and Netflix, and next they’ll expand to cable television in the form of FX’s Legion, an X-Men spinoff. The series is not due to air until 2017 but Marvel came to Comic-Con with the first trailer for Legion, spearheaded by Fargo creator Noah Hawley.
The series, like the comic book it’s based on, revolves around David Haller, a schizophrenic man riddled with mental illness and mutant powers. (Haller is the son of the X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier in the comics, but it’s unclear if the FX series will tie that thread).
In the trailer, viewers get a glimpse at Legion’s split personalities – at one point, Haller’s involved in a dance sequence – and special abilities, like telekinesis, pyrokinesis and the ability to rewind time.
Dan Stevens portrays Legion in the FX series, while Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton and Fargo vets Jean Smart and Rachel Keller also play significant roles. Legion begins its eight-episode run in early 2017.