Legion Gets a Premiere Date and a New Trailer

Still from Legion Photo: FX

Next year will be the 17th annum of the superhero boom, a pop-culture phenomenon that has grown troublingly stale. Luckily, 2017 will bring us Legion, a remarkable superpowered TV narrative that — at least as far as we can tell from some footage shown at New York Comic-Con — feels wholly unlike anything else in the genre. We’ve known precious little about it, but we can rack up one more factoid today: The show will premiere on Wednesday, February 8, at 10 p.m. ET. The Noah Hawley–created series is based on X-Men characters, but isn’t connected to the X-Men cinematic universe, which is probably for the best. In addition to dropping the release-date news, FX also unveiled a new trailer, which those of us who hunger for something different can see below:

Legion Has a Premiere Date and a New Trailer