Noah Hawley Announces Jemaine Clement Has Joined ‘X-Men’ Series ‘Legion’

Oct 10, 2016

Legion showrunner Noah Hawley (Fargo) has confirmed via Instagram that New Zealand comedian Jemaine Clement (MIB3, What We Do In The Shadows) has taken an undisclosed role in the X-Men television series.

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The show is a co-production between FX and Marvel Television in a deal that sees to the two companies developing two series based on characters from the X-Men franchise.

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.

It stars Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Katie Aselton, and Rachel Keller.

Marvel fans had assumed that Clement would have carved-out a role in Thor: Ragnarok, as he’s friends with it’s director Taiki Waititi.The two previously worked together on the vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows and the Oscar nominated Eagle vs Shark.

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Legion will air on FX in early 2017.

SOURCE: NOAH HAWLEY 

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