20th Century Fox's Legion series with Marvel Television has been officially ordered as an eight-episode season to debut in early 2017, according to Deadline. Originally announced back in October, the series stars Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) with former Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley.
“We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with Legion he has delivered another major creative achievement,” said FX's Nick Grad. “Just as he did in reimagining Fargo, he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning, driven by incredible performances from Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Rachel Keller and the rest of the cast. We join our producing partners at Marvel in congratulating the creative team for what they’ve accomplished and are as excited as the fans for the premiere of Legion’s first season.”
According to the online Hollywood trade, Legion will begin filming this summer in Vancouver.