Legion premieres Thursday, February 9 at 8:00 PM on FOX
(Manila, Philippines – Feb 9, 2017) – “Am I clinically insane or do I have powers unknown to the average human?”
That is the question at the heart of Legion, a brand new kind of superhero story from FOX. A highly anticipated drama series featuring a cast of standout stars from award-winning producers, Legion is a more psychological, cerebral take on the superhero genre that asks viewers to challenge everything they know. The eight-part series premieres on FOX on Thursday, 9 February at 8:00 PM.
Inspired by the Marvel Comics X-Men character, Legion is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early thirties and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation), a fellow patient whose lifelong drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change.
However, the pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller, Fargo). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. David escapes from the hospital and connects with a team of unconventional mental health specialists who open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities. The audience is left to question – what is my own reality?
Lucien Harrington, SVP of Marketing & Communications for FOX Networks Group in Asia, described the show as exceptional.
“Legion is a unique take on the superhero genre. The story explores universal human experiences that each of us can relate to, like second-guessing our thoughts and feelings or asking, is it just me? Even though Legion has a clear superhero thematic that Marvel fans will love, it’s a series with a rich, emotionally charged subject matter that every viewer can connect with. Legion is another example of FOX bringing audiences the best stories, first,” Harrington said.
Produced by Hollywood’s Elite
Legion stars a cast of memorable talent, including Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Dirty Grandpa). Behind the scenes, the Legion team is no less star-studded. Legion’s executive producers include Noah Hawley and John Cameron, the pair responsible for FOX’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series Fargo on FX. The Legion executive production team also includes the award-winning director, writer and producer Bryan Singer, who has directed big-budget superhero films including X-Men and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Legion is a FOX original series produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television. In the Philippines, the series will premiere at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 9.
Are you ready to question your reality, explore new possibilities and ask, “Is It Just Me?”
In the Philippines, FOX invites everyone to visit “Project Legion” from February 6 to February 12, 2017 at Uptown Mall, 36th Street, Bonifacio Global City. At this activation, you can see the world in a whole new way and question your perceptions – just as the character Legion must do in FOX’s newest television series. Through a mirror maze with design that closely matches the aesthetics of Legion, visitors will be challenged to rethink reality as they encounter the unexpected around every corner. What exciting truths and unforgettable moments will you discover? Stop by the mirror maze activation to celebrate the launch of Legion and take part in this remarkable experience. For more information and to reserve your spot, please go to www.projectlegion.asia.
FOX Philippines 2017 programming
Together with the launch of Legion, FOX Philippines starts the year with a stellar line up of new and returning television shows all available on a day & date basis. The Walking Dead Season 7 returns on-air on February 13, at 11.35 am & 8.55 pm, 24: Legacy airs on February 6 at 8 pm, the second season of Billions comes back swinging on February 20 at 9.50 pm, the month comes full circle with the on-going roster of premier WWE titles together with FOX Philippines’ local show, Wrestling Gods, which airs February 14, 9:50pm.
FOX Philippines also teams up with Breakout, the premier escape room game in the Philippines to bring the TV experience closer than it has ever been. Simultaneously happening with the Legion event from February 9-12, 2017 at G/F Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, FOXtreme Breakout opens its doors to all to everyone. This is a free experiential event that highlights the five new television shows airing the same day as the US. The event emulates the essence and feel of each program as every escape room is equipped with elements that are descriptive of the show and complemented with challenges that you need to accomplish in order to move forward to the next room until you have escaped all four rooms. Participants are encouraged to form a group composed of four members, register online at www.breakout.com.ph and reserve a slot and enjoy the event for free.
About Fox Networks Group Asia
FOX Network Group Asia (FNG) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. FNG develops, produces and distributes more than 300 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FNG’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX+ and National Geographic Channel. FNG’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium and SCM (formerly Star Chinese Movies. Non-linear brands include FOX Play, FOX Play+ and Nat Geo Play). These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.8 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FNG owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programming hours for its wholly-owned channels and third parties. FNG has been in operation since August 14, 1993.
About FX Productions
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces FX’s acclaimed hit drama series The Strain; the upcoming limited series Trust; the comedy series Louie, Archer and Baskets, and the upcoming Better Things and Atlanta, and the FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXP co-produces the drama series The Americans, Tyrant and the upcoming Taboo; the limited series Fargo and American Crime Story; and the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 75 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC, Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Marvel’s Jessica Jones for NETFLIX and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Disney XD. Marvel Television’s upcoming projects include Marvel’s Iron Fist and the culminating Marvel’s The Defenders for NETFLIX as well as Marvel’s The Punisher (NETFLIX), Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Freeform), Legion (FX), and Marvel’s Runaways (Hulu).
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