FX Orders Pilot For LEGION From Fargo Scribe Noah Hawley
Fargo’s Noah Hawley continues his association with FX with a pilot order for supernatural drama Legion.
Hawley will write the pilot and serve as Executive Producer should the series receive a green light. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, John Cameron are also on board as Executive Producers, it was announced yesterday. As with the recently announced Hellfire, the series will be co-produced for FX with Marvel Television.
The news came yesterday from Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
“Legion is just the sort of ambitious story that Noah excels at,” Grad said. “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.”
The pilot introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.