[Television] Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, and Jean Smart cast in Legion pilot


Before you get too excited, the Legion pilot is not Legion of Superheroes, but rather the X-Men character Legion that you all know and love. Marvel has announced a trio of casting hires for the upcoming pilot for FX Network.

DAVID (Dan Stevens) – Diagnosed as schizophrenic at a young age, David is a haunted man, trying to find his way back to sanity, but he’s getting tired and is about to give up when he meets the girl of his dreams.

LENNY (Aubrey Plaza) – David’s friend, who despite a life of drugs and alcohol abuse, knows that any day now her life is gonna turn around, which gives Lenny the likeable energy of the impossible optimist despite her rough demeanor.

MELANIE (Jean Smart) – A nurturing, demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods.

SYD (Rachel Keller) – Self-sufficient and street smart, Syd uses her sharp and prickly demeanor to protect her soft core, because even though it makes her a sucker and puts her at risk, she still believes in happily ever after.

As Major Spoilers mentioned in October, the pilot that tells the story of David Haller. 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.

The pilot is shooting in March, and based on that, we’ll see if it gets a series order or not.

via Marvel