Legion: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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Bold, intelligent, and visually arresting, Legion is a masterfully surreal and brilliantly daring departure from traditional superhero conceits.



Critic Ratings: 91


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Air date: Feb 8, 2017

In the series premiere, a troubled young man battling mental illness wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2017

David reflects on his past with the help of new friends.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2017

A threat looms as David searches for answers.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2017

David faces trouble as his friends search for answers.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2017

A new threat surfaces.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2017

David goes back to where it all started.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2017

David tries to find a way out of his predicament.

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Air date: Mar 29, 2017

In the season finale, David faces his biggest challenge yet.

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David (Dan Stevens) battles mental illness and wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient. After being rescued by a group of mutants, David journeys into his own mind piecing together the fragments of his memory to unearth a dangerous foe and unlock his true power.

Cast & Crew

Dan Stevens
David Haller
Jean Smart
Melanie Bird
Amber Midthunder
Noah Hawley
Executive Producer
Lauren Shuler Donner
Executive Producer
Bryan Singer
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Jeph Loeb
Executive Producer
Simon Kinberg
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Jim Chory
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John Cameron
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Critic Reviews for Legion Season 1

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (43)

Even if you barely understand a thing that's going on (and be patient; chances are you will), "Legion" is a joy to watch, surreal and beautiful, with as many funny asides as frightening moments.

Jul 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

What Legion has that so many superhero TV shows lack (sorry, Gotham fans) is a commitment to performance and character that transcends genre.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Wow. With its opening montage of a troubled child growing into a disturbed man, the FX series Legion states its intention of blowing your mind with its visual mastery and challenging your ability to keep up with the tricky narrative.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The fantasy that fuels so many stories, from The Ugly Duckling to Harry Potter, is that misfits are literally mis-fit and that their strengths can be appreciated only when they're with their own. Legion feeds that fantasy and challenges it.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Marvel's moviemakers should be jealous: Just when they thought they were making something TV couldn't top, Legion comes along and sets the bar even higher.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

More importantly it's interesting. It's about the interior as much as the exterior. That's weird. That's good.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The best thing about Legion - this is unlike anything you've seen on TV and in the case of Hawley's artistic direction, Legion rewrites the rules on how a TV show can be explored.

Jul 17, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Legion is the kind of miracle television we don't see often.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

(Dan) Stevens is the polar opposite of your typical trippy anti-hero, so seeing him all twitchy and googly-eyed plays sweet games with your mind. Which is what Legion is all about.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Legion is a beautiful show to watch.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Neatness, with its suggestions of resolution and eventual freedom from an illnesses without a cure, might be the most difficult-to-accept aspect of Legion's first season...

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

If there are two kinds of stories, those about fear and those about empathy, is definitely one of the firsts, but is full of glimmers of the other. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Legion: Season 1

  • May 24, 2021
    When talking about bringing comic books charachters to the screen, usually the most important point is to sell and that is why most of times fomulas are used and if it's true they are used in the right way, there are times they're not. Anyway, it is appreciated when series or films take risks, narrative and visual, this is the case of Legion, which in its very first season finds Dan Stevens in his finest shape. ¨Legion¨ is a fascinating mixture of genres, horror, drama, action, sci-fi, comedy converge in what ends up being a dissemination of our deepest fears where anything is what it seems. A total strike for superheroes TV and a knochout for those who still thinking tv is a minor genre.
  • Apr 24, 2021
    RATING: A+ Creator: Noah Hawley Legion might actually be the best Marvel show thus far and it's rather sad that the general audiences don't know about this gem. Everyone in the Ensemble is great especially Dan Stevens though, Aubrey Plaza has a really tough role but she's really great. The standout of this show clearly is the Astonishing Cinematography, it's so good really. The Screenplays are fantastically written. And the Filmmaking is Outstanding.
  • Mar 20, 2021
    The best X-Men related live action show yet.
  • Feb 18, 2021
    Brilliant. Legion breaks every rule, and takes your mind to places you wouldn't think TV could go.
  • Feb 10, 2021
    Well, someone's been studying their David Lynch, haven't they? And good on them. It's a mental pleasure to watch a truly deranged show, where there is NO way I'll figure out what's going to happen next. Or before. Or sometime. Or out of time altogether. Of the actors known to me, Dan Stevens, Jean Smart, and the always delicious Bill Irwin, it's so good to see you all again. Of the unknown, well, there's far too much ultra thin pale beauty. So annoying, despite the fighting women. Think I'll go watch it again... just for Aubrey Plaza this time. Yowzah!
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Powerful mutant beings and people with super powers made for adults so it can be more violent with darker more complex themes which feels so refreshing. On top of that a perfect cast and a story that makes you want to go back and watch them all over again.
  • Dec 11, 2020
    absolute mast watch. this season was pure gold, once in a life time season.
  • Aug 10, 2020
    Truly good, but it makes a lot more sense after season 2
  • May 25, 2020
    Can't really explain, this TVShow, you have to see it to understand. It's a mind-blowing experience.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    An absolutely perfect first season. My heart has always had a special place for unique, different movies/tv shows, and LEGION is very different, which is evident from the first few minutes. For anyone who likes smart, weird, and sometimes funny sci-fi, LEGION is the best you're gonna get.

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