Legion isn’t going to make people believe in heroes, because it’s not a show about being super. It’s a complex, twisted look at a man who struggles with feeling powerless, even as he discovers he’s the strongest mutant in the world. But, that might make it one of the most powerfully entertaining shows on television.
The core of Legion is David Haller (Dan Stevens), an X-Men mutant who struggles with his massive abilities, which aren’t yet defined on the show. When we first meet David at the hospital in “Chapter 1,” we’re already intimately familiar with his life, as the opening shots unveil him growing into his powers. His mind is a blur of voices, thoughts, and emotions, and by the end of the montage, it’s no surprise he comes to believe he’s schizophrenic. Of course, you and I both know he’s actually an incredibly powerful mutant, someone everyone wants to get their hands on, but that’s something that will be unveiled over time, and I’m psyched to see how they approach it.