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Legion gets February premiere date, new trailer

FX’s new superhero show is almost here

FX announced today that Legion, its new X-Men inspired TV series from Fargo creator Noah Hawley, would premiere on Feb. 8.

The show, which follows David Haller, a young man who has been hospitalized for paranoid schizophrenia for years after suffering from hearing voices. Despite the diagnosis, Haller learns that he’s actually a mutant — the son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. Upon learning that he has the ability to hear other’s peoples thoughts, like his father, he’s eventually brought to a therapist named Melanie Bird who helps him to see that there’s a world of possibilities for a man with his abilities.

The newest trailer for the show, also released today by FX, provides a more detailed look at the transformation that Haller will go through in the series. It introduces a few more characters, as well, including a team of specialists that will help Haller work to his full mutant potential.

Polygon saw the first episode of Legion at New York Comic Con in October, and called it an unconventional superhero pilot, that was biting and fast-paced.

Legion will premiere at on Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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