A super villain who wants to be loved

David Haller (played by Dan Stevens), who is the son of Professor X.
David Haller (played by Dan Stevens), who is the son of Professor X.PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX
Legion creator Noah Hawley.
Legion creator Noah Hawley.
Chinese-American model, reality star and illustrator Lauren Tsai plays time-travelling character Switch in Legion.
Chinese-American model, reality star and illustrator Lauren Tsai plays time-travelling character Switch in Legion.PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX

Legion, the acclaimed X-Men spin-off series, will explore themes such as morality and selfishness in its final season

Since launching in 2017, the acclaimed X-Men spin-off series Legion has shown that it is possible to tell a superhero story that is cerebral, quirky and character-driven - one where viewers are as likely to see a trippy dance battle as an actual physical fight.

As it debuts its final season tomorrow at 9.50pm on Fox (Singtel TV Channel 330 and StarHub TV Channel 505) and streams on Fox+, creator Noah Hawley tells The Straits Times why he thinks of the show as the research and development department for Marvel - the studio behind superhero franchises such as The Avengers (2012 to 2019) and Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014 to 2017).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2019, with the headline 'A super villain who wants to be loved'. Print Edition | Subscribe