Key X-Men character shows up in final season of trippy spin-off series Legion

Played by Dan Stevens, David Haller is a "mutant" whose powers of telepathy and telekinesis are initially diagnosed as just schizophrenia, and the show deliberately blurs the line between what is real and in David's mind as a result.
Played by Dan Stevens, David Haller is a "mutant" whose powers of telepathy and telekinesis are initially diagnosed as just schizophrenia, and the show deliberately blurs the line between what is real and in David's mind as a result.PHOTO: 20TH CENTURY FOX

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

As it debuts its final season on June 25 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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