In Legion 101, Season 1 Episode 1, “Chapter 1” David (Dan Stevens) considers whether the voices he hears might be real.

This first episode is written and directed by Noah Hawley.

Running Time: 1 hours, 8 minutes (scheduled in a 1 hour 30 minute slot).

First air date February 8th, 2017 on FX at 10pm.
In the UK on Sky on February 16th 2017 at 9pm

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<h5.Legion is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human.

The series based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz.

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). She is a fellow patient with life-long drug and alcohol addiction. This however 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 this 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.

Noah Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron.

Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning FX anthology series Fargo.

Legion is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.



Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online