FX ordered a pilot episode of Legion to be produced on their network. I would have hoped that they would have ordered a full season knowing how well Marvel has done on both TV and in film but hey, it’s a start.
The Legion pilot will be introducing David Haller who the doctors have diagnosed with schizophrenia but these voices and visions may be more real than first thought.
Noah Hawley will be writing the pilot and serve as the Executive Producer along with Lauren Shuler Donner.
Legion is just the sort of ambitious story that Noah excels at. 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. – Nick Grad, FX Networks
Now for the other side of the Marvel coin…
Not to sound pessimistic but Fox has been a bane in my side for a long time due to their premature cancelations of so many great shows that never had the chance to make it to a second season BUT Fox has also teamed up with Marvel to develop Hellfire (working title).
Hellfire will be set in the 1960s and follow a Special Agent who learns of The Hellfire Club, a clandestine society of millionaires who want nothing more than to take over the world.
We are thrilled to partner with Marvel to bring this world to television and build upon the vibrant mythology that has captivated fans for years. These powerful and dynamic characters are complicated and larger-than-life, the pace and visual imagination are unrelenting, and the story takes place during one of the most explosive eras in recent history. We are so looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team. – David Madden
HELLFIRE is a unique opportunity to be able to go deeper with some of these extraordinary characters, but to also dramatize new characters and give TV viewers a chance to experience this expanded world in an explosive way that everyone will be talking about. The action at the center of HELLFIRE will be dynamic and will satisfy the rabid fans, but that said, newcomers will surely be addicted too! – Jonathan Davis, 20th Century Fox Television.
Stay tuned to Cinelinx for more news on both Legion and Hellfire as they come in.