Legion Releases New Poster To Expand Your Mind And Synopsis To Explain It
While the holidays are in full swing and we’re all eagerly counting down to the release of Captain America: Civil War on Netflix, it’s important to remember that there’s a lot of new Marvel content dropping in 2017. From Marvel’s Iron Fist to FX’s Legion, the MCU and the XMCU are spreading far and wide and developing new content into the new year.
The first show to kick off in 2017 is Legion. FX dropped a new poster for the show today. It’s brightly colored and reminiscent artwork from the Legion comic book.
In addition to the new poster, Legion released a synopsis awhile back detailing the nature of what we can expect from the series.
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction 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 which 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.
Does the new TV poster look like the classic image from the comics? Expand your mind to unique possibilities in the comments below and tell us what you think of both poster and synopsis.
Legion is scheduled for release February 8th 2017.