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‘Legion’ To Be “Breaking Bad of Superhero Stories”

Speaking to Collider earlier this week, X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg not only touched on the differing tones of the film spin-offs (Deadpool and Gambit), but also had something to say about the upcoming TV spin-offs of the X-Men cinematic saga as well.  Those spin-offs are “Hellfire“, which if greenlit will air on Fox and be showrun by Evan Katz & Manny Coto.  The second, FX’s “Legion“, is being developed by Noah Hawley (“Fargo“) and will peak into a much darker corner of the X-Men universe.

Kinberg on both series…

“Legion and Hellfire are both super active. Hellfire we’re hoping to be shooting at the beginning of next year, the pilot… the Hellfire script we have an amazing writing team, really two writing teams working together on it.

It has been extraordinary working with Noah Hawley [on Legion], who I think is a straight up genius… So that’s really ramping up now, the production’s ramping up to start shooting at the beginning of the year with FX.”

“So the TV shows give us an opportunity to go even further and certainly what I’m seeing on Legion with Noah and FX is an intent to do something completely original in the genre, in some ways to sort of blow up the paradigm of comic book or superhero stories and almost do our Breaking Bad of superhero stories.”

For more on Kinberg’s comments and thoughts about the franchise as a whole, be sure to check out the full interview linked above.

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