Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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 visions might be real.The character of Legion in the X-Men comics always struck me as problematic as he was just too powerful, and, initially, that put me off getting too enthused about this show.
However, there's a certain Limitless quirkiness to the trailer that makes me think it might actually be something rather special.
A lot also hinges on how much - or how little - this overlaps with the wider X-Men/mutant franchise.
The trailer mentions 'mutants' right off the bat, so clearly it's being embraced to some degree.
Will they be talked about, but never seen?
Will we just meet 'new' mutants (as opposed to New Mutants), rather than 'name' characters?
Can we expect the mandatory Hugh Jackman/Wolverine cameo?
Or Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool? Deadpool looks like he'd fit right in here...