Marvel is on a roll with two X-Men TV series in the works.
Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest) was just recently confirmed to star in the FX series Legion, reports Vulture. He’s set to take on the lead role as David Haller.
His character has struggled with mental illness for years, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia. While institutionalized he comes to the realization that the voices he hears may be real.
In the comics Haller is known to be Professor X’s son, but their relationship is not included in the TV series’ description.
Stevens isn’t the only new member to join the Marvel family. Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza and Fargo’s Jean Smart are new recruits.
Plaza will play a friend of Haller’s named Lenny. Lenny has abused drugs and alcohol most of her life, according to the FX description. But she’s an optimist and feels things are about to take a turn for the better.
Smart will take on the role of a sharp-minded therapist who uses unconventional methods. Her character is described as “nurturing and demanding.”
Just last month, Fargo star Rachel Keller was announced as one of the first female leads to be cast. Her role isn’t confirmed, but it sounds like she will have powers.
The second X-Men series, Hellfire, will follow Legion, airing on Fox.
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