Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement Joins FX’s Legion

Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement Joins FX’s Legion

FX Networks has announced (via showrunner Noah Hawley’s Instagram) that Flight of the Conchords comedian Jemaine Clement (Men in Black 3, The BFG, What We Do in the Shadows) is set to join their mutant series Legion, which Deadline confirms will be a multi-episode arc as a currently-unknown character. Clement will next be heard as a voice in Disney’s Fall blockbuster Moana.

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Hawley also revealed the show’s New York Comic Con poster:

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The X-Men spin-off started production this summer in Vancouver and will debut on FX in early 2017. Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

Dan Stevens (The Guest), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and Jean Smart (Fargo) star in the series.

Noah Hawley (Fargo) will serve as an Executive Producer along with Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and John Cameron (Fargo, The Big Lebowski). Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the Executive Producers of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning FX limited series Fargo.

Legion will be produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.

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