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Graphic Policy Radio Discusses FX’s Legion Season 2 with Leo from #BlackComicsChat. Listen on Demand

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Season 2 of Legion on FX, the nominally X-Men based prestige TV show, gave us a lot to talk about from mental health to memes to retro aesthetics. Leonardo was such a great guest talking Legion Season 1 what with his background in mental health we’re thrilled to have him back!

Leonardo Faierman was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, on the playground was where he planned most of his schemes. Since then he’s plowed a jagged path as a writer, editor, podcaster, comic creator, and mostly benevolent malcontent in New York City. Leo’s 1/5th of the long-running podcast , 1/2 of horror podcast , staff writer for Screen Rant, film editor for the independent sci-fi monthly newsletter Narazu, and generally has words all over the interwebs, but they’re frequently gathered up on Twitter at .

Graphic Policy Radio Discusses FX’s Legion Season 2 with Leo from #BlackComicsChat. Listen Tonight LIVE at 10pm.

Season 2 of Legion on FX, the nominally X-Men based prestige TV show, gave us a lot to talk about from mental health to memes to retro aesthetics. Leonardo was such a great guest talking Legion Season 1 what with his background in mental health we’re thrilled to have him back!

Leonardo Faierman was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Queens, on the playground was where he planned most of his schemes. Since then he’s plowed a jagged path as a writer, editor, podcaster, comic creator, and mostly benevolent malcontent in New York City. Leo’s 1/5th of the long-running podcast , 1/2 of horror podcast , staff writer for Screen Rant, film editor for the independent sci-fi monthly newsletter Narazu, and generally has words all over the interwebs, but they’re frequently gathered up on Twitter at .

Y: The Last Man May Finally Be Coming to Television

After starting and stopping and starting and stopping, the modern classic comic series Y: The Last Man is a step closer to coming to the screen.

FX has ordered a pilot for an adaptation of the comic series title Y. It’ll be from writer/producer Michael Green who has worked on American Gods, Logan, and Bladerunner 2049. The series will be co-run between Green and Melina Matsoukas. Matsoukas will direct the pilot. Comic series writer, and co-creator, Brian K. Vaughan will executive produce. The comic series debuted in 2002 and ran until 2008 with 60 issues.

The comic featured Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Amerisand who are the only male mammals to survive a global plague. They travel the world attempting to find Yorick

FX’s press releases describes the series:

All of the men are dead. But one. Based on the DC comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y traverses a world of women — exploring gender, race, class and survival.

The series was published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and was created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra. The two control the rights to it. New Line Cinema was attached for a film in 2007. When that didn’t materialize the rights returned to Vaughan and Guerra. FX picked up the rights in 2015 and had announced Michael Green would showrun a television adaptation in 2016.

A pilot is a positive step but also doesn’t guarantee we’ll see a series. Still, it’s closer than we’ve been.

Donald Glover’s Deadpool Animated Series Isn’t Happening

It received a straight to series order from FX but even that couldn’t stop the animated Deadpool series being written and produced by Donald Glover from going off the rails.

The network released a statement that the series isn’t going forward as is due to “creative differences.”

Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series,” they said in their statement. “FX will no longer be involved with the project. FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.

The show was to air on FXX and was supposed to be 10 episodes written by Donald Glover and his brother Stephen Glover. It was originally announced in May 2017 and was supposed to debut in 2018.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

ICv2 – Diamond Hires Jim Kuhoric as Purchasing Director – Congrats!

Comicbook – AMC Responds to ‘The Walking Dead’ Lawsuit – Well this should be interesting.

Comicbook – FX CEO Says They Are Pretty Optimistic About ‘Y: The Last Man’ – Duh?

The Outhouse – Amazon’s The Boys Sets Five Of The Seven – Who’s looking forward to this series?

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Ice Cream Man #1

Legion’s The Shadow King is Revealed for Season 2 in April

Legion will return to FX in April and in it David Haller (played by Dan Stevens) learns that freeing himself from the Shadow King’s influence isn’t over.

The true for of the Shadow King/Amahl Farouk will be played by Navid Negahban. Negahban is mostly known for his roles in 24 and Homeland and has a long career mainly in television and voice work in video games. Legion isn’t his first foray into the world of comics, he previously was Al Ow-Al on Arrow.

While the first season explored an “insane man in a sane world,” the second will be sort of a “sane man in an insane world” and will explore his abilities.

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