FX NETWORKS ORDERS PILOT FOR "LEGION"
Noah Hawley to Write the Pilot and Serve as an Executive Producer
Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb,
Jim Chory, John Cameron Also On Board as Executive Producers
Marvel Television to Co-Produce the Pilot with FX Productions
LOS ANGELES, October 14, 2015 - FX Networks has ordered the pilot for Legion, the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.
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.
Noah Hawley (Fargo, Bones) will write the pilot and serve as an Executive Producer along with Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martain), Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Daredevil), Jim Chory (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Daredevil) and John Cameron (Fargo, The Big Lebowski).
The pilot for Legion will be produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.
"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."
Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the Executive Producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) -winning FX limited series Fargo.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 93 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner and the upcoming Taboo; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Married, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the upcoming Baskets and Better Things. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in more than 78 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, The League, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming Cassius and Clay and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 52 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.
ABOUT FX PRODUCTIONS
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX's acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the comedy series Louie, Married and the upcoming Baskets and Better Things, and the FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, The League, You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman and the upcoming Cassius and Clay, and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner and the upcoming Taboo; the limited series Fargo, which scored 18 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won the Emmy award for Outstanding Miniseries; the upcoming limited series American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In 2015, FXP shows combined to deliver 17 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series (Louie) and Outstanding Animated Program (Archer).
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
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