We told you a while ago about Legion, one of two X-Men-related series in the works thanks to an agreement between Marvel and Fox. In the comics, the main female in the life of David Haller, the powerful but troubled mutant later known as Legion, is his mother, Gabrielle Haller.
The new X-Men series titled Legionthat’s headed to FX has cast Fargoseason 2 star Rachel Keller in the lead role but who she’s playing is still a mystery….
All we know for sure though is that her character is a scrappy, optimistic woman in her 20s. But after a odd 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 role of Haller hasn’t been cast as of yet but chances are with Keller landing the female lead, her counterpart won’t be far behind. As with most Marvel fare, more specific details about her character are being kept under wraps, including her potential powers though it’s rumored she may be an incarnation of Rogue and Spyke.
The casting makes flawless sense considering Legion is being developed by Fargo creator Noah Hawley, who also had a hand in casting Keller for his other hit show on FX. “I don’t want to say too much more about it on that level, but certainly it’s not constructed as a back-door anything”.
Hawley is executive producing Legion with X-Men’s Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, plus John Cameronand Steve Blackman.