Monday, June 13, 2016

New Marvel superhero drama series, Legion, coming to South African viewers on FOX or FX channel in early 2017 on the same date as it starts in America.

The new Marvel Television drama series, Legion, will start in South Africa on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) or FX (StarSat 133) early in 2017 at the same time as it starts in America and 125 countries worldwide.

FOX Networks Group has picked up Legion and will bring the drama series to South African viewers on the same day and date worldwide when it starts in the United States.

Legion, created by Noah Hawley, is set in the same universe of Marvel's X-Men franchise and will start in 2017 on the FX channel in America.

Legion revolves around a young man who's more than human. David Haller (Dan Stevens) has struggled with mental illness since he was a teenager and is 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 first season of Legion will have 8 episodes and will be filmed in Vancouver, Canada as a production from FX Productions and Marvel Television.

"Legion brings the X-Men universe to life, as a character-driven, serialized TV show, in a truly amazing new way and we're pleased that X-Men fans will have the opportunity to see it simultaneously in the 125 countries where FOX is available," says Peter Rice, FOX Networks Group chairperson.

"FX is thrilled to collaborate with our international partners to bring Legion to audiences worldwide and the day-and-date delivery will make this a truly global event," says Eric Schrier, the president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions.

"With the universal appeal of the X-Men franchise, fans will be amazed with the artistry and ambition that Noah Hawley and this extraordinary cast have brought to Legion."

"We are thrilled to be partnering with FOX Networks Group to launch Legion to a massive global audience," said executive producer and Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb. “In our storytelling, it is imperative to us that we're creating characters and a universe that resonates with people around the world and we are so proud to introduce this cast of characters to fans everywhere".