Am I clinically insane or do I have powers unknown to the average human? That is the question at the heart of Legion, a brand new kind of superhero story from FOX. A highly-anticipated drama series featuring a cast of standout stars from award-winning producers, Legion is a more psychological, cerebral take on the superhero genre that asks viewers to question everything they know. The eight-part series premiered on FOX on Thursday, 9 February.
Inspired by the Marvel Comics X-Men character, Legion is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed with schizophrenia 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, Parks and Recreation), 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.
However, the pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller, Fargo). 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. David escapes from the hospital and connects with a team of unconventional mental health specialists who open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities. The audience is left to question – what is my own reality?
Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, said, “Legion is a unique take on the superhero genre. The story explores universal human experiences that each of us can relate to, like second-guessing our thoughts and feelings or asking, is it just me? Even though Legion has a clear superhero thematic that Marvel fans will love, it’s a series with a rich, emotionally-charged subject matter that every viewer can connect with. Legion is another example of FOX bringing audiences the best stories, first.”
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Legion stars a cast of memorable talent; including Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Dirty Grandpa). Behind the scenes, the Legion team is no less star-studded. Legion’s executive producers include Noah Hawley and John Cameron, the pair responsible for FOX’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series Fargo on FX. The Legion executive production team also includes the award-winning director, writer and producer Bryan Singer, who has directed big-budget superhero films including X-Men and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Legion is a FOX original series; produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television. In Singapore, the series will premiere at 9pm on Thursday, February 9, on FOX HD (Singtel TV CH 330, and StarHub TV CH 505).
Are you ready to question your reality, explore new possibilities and ask Is It Just Me? In Singapore, FOX invites you to visit “Project Legion” from now to 12 February, 11am to 9pm at Westgate, The Courtyard @ L1 (outside Samsung). There, you can see the world in a whole new way and question your perceptions – just as the character Legion must do in FOX’s newest television series.
To begin, visitors are invited to document their visit at a motion photo booth located outside the maze. Thereafter, they will go through a mirror maze designed to closely match the aesthetics of Legion, and will be challenged to rethink reality as they encounter the unexpected around every corner. Visitors who successfully complete the mirror maze will be presented with pill bottles filled with their ‘prescribed medication’, and those who pre-register their interest online will also receive a personalised wrist tag that that can be picked up at the event.
What exciting truths and unforgettable moments will you discover? Stop by the mirror maze to celebrate the launch of Legion and take part in this remarkable experience.