We may be in the wake of last weekend’s release of DEADPOOL, but we can’t forget that FX is working at bringing the mutants to the small screen in the form of LEGION, as it was announced last October.
For those unfamiliar, LEGION “will tell the story of a troubled young man, David Haller, who may be more than human. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness, and diagnosed as schizophrenic â€” he has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, heâ€™s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. In Marvel Comics canon, the character is Professor Charles Xavierâ€™s mutant son.”
The recent month has seen the casting of actors like Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Dan Stevens, and Aubrey Plaza. Now, THR is reporting a new cast member in Jeremie Harris.
You’d be forgiven if you don’t recognize Harris’ name, as he’s a relatively new talent in Hollywood, but all the same, Harris has been confirmed as a series regular for the role of Ptonomy. The character is described by THR as “an outsider by nature, stand-offish and sardonic who is a former child prodigy who feels trapped in the past.”
LEGION is a series being developed by FARGO creator Noah Hawley, and he will also serve as the pilot’s writer.
It’s also worth re-emphasizing that this series will not take place within the X-Men film universe, and as such, you won’t have to worry about things like convoluted timelines or conflicting backstories of mutants who may make their way onto the small screen.
The series is expected to hit FX sometime in 2016.