Legion season 3 adds Harry Lloyd as Professor X
Following yesterday’s report on the cancellation of FX’s Legion, executive producer Noah Hawley has announced that Game of Thrones alum Harry Lloyd has signed on to play the iconic X-Men character Professor Charles Xavier (David’s father) for the third and final season. In addition, Danish actress Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot) has also been cast as a guest star for the role of Gabrielle Haller, David’s mother.
Lloyd is best known for played Viserys Targaryen, the despicable brother of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen, in the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. While Corneliussen’s notable TV credits are Mr Robot opposite Golden Globe winner Rami Malek and in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Valentina Vostok.
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion follows the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed he was schizophrenic but discovered he might be the most powerful mutant in the world. With help from a team of specialists, David harnessed his unique abilities and learned he’d been haunted by a malicious parasite. Now, David is all that stands in the way of Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) from attaining infinite and world-ending power.
The series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, Jean Smart, Navid Negahban, Jemaine Clement and Hamish Linklater.
Noah Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning FX anthology series Fargo. Legion is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.
Season 3 is expected to premiere this June.