Spinning off from the popular X-Men movie series, Legion will be the franchise’s first foray onto the small screen. Several cartoons based on the source material from Marvel have been produced and aired on television, but never a live-action program. Aselton will be joining Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Amber Midthunder, and Jeremie Harris on the show.
It is unclear how closely the show will stay to the comics. While it is known that Legion will focus on the son of X-Men leader Charles Xavier, alias Professor X, almost no details have been provided about the larger plot and storyline. Aselton will be playing a character by the name of Amy, but no information has been provided as to who she is and what role, if any, she played in the original comic mythology. The following information is part of the little that has been made public about the show:
Legion introduces the story of David Haller (Stevens), based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. A haunted man, David is getting tired of finding his way back to sanity and is about to give up when he meets the girl of his dreams, a fellow patient, and is confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
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