NYCC 2016 — Jemaine Clement Joins Marvel’s “Legion” on FX

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Flight of the Conchords co-star has signed on to the forthcoming Marvel series LEGION on FX. Showrunner Noah Hawley made the announcement this weekend during New York Comic-Con.

Based on a multi-powered and multi-personality character from the X-Men comics, details about Clement’s character have yet to be revealed, but he will have a multi-episode arc. He will join Dan Stevens, who stars in the adaptation as David Haller/Legion, who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic for the voices and more he hears and sees. Set in an alternative universe from the Marvel franchise, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years but an encounter with a new fellow patient reveals the diagnosis might have been a bit limited, to put it gently.

“We live in very tumultuous times, things are polarizing and there is a lot of intolerance,” said Hawley during the panel at Comic-Con. “This isn’t about battling the enemy but dealing with the enemy within.” he said in regards to the tormented character of David Haller.

Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb adds, “It will make you laugh and make you cry.”

Clement recently lent his voice to Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. He also can be heard in Disney’s next animated feature Moana. On the TV front, he appeared in the pilot for ’s Divorce with Sarah Jessica Parker and appeared on multiple episodes of the comedy Another Period.

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