The Serious TV Drama Podcast brings you episode #156 to discuss FX’s new mutant tv series LEGION.
There’s a new Marvel superhero show in town by the name of Legion on FX. From the show’s website, it tells the story of David Haller (played by Dan Stevens) – a young man who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, but he may just be more than human. 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.
David Haller is a character whose roots are in the X-Men comics as the son of Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Gabrielle Haller, Israel’s ambassador to Great Britain. His latent psionic powers were triggered by witnessing a traumatic event at a young age and the horror of the whole event forced him into catatonic state. David is known by the name Legion because of the split personalities that control his different powers.
Scot and Dan sharpened the podcasting claws and shared their thoughts on this X-traordinary new show. [Recorded 2/8/2017]
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