By Nick Romano
Updated July 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM EDT
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  • TV Show
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  • FX

Meet David Haller, maybe “the most powerful mutant we’ve ever encountered.”

FX debuted the first footage for its new Marvel X-Men series Legion at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday featuring Dan Stevens (Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast) as the telepathic mutant at the center of this tale.

In the comics, David is the son of Professor Charles Xavier, a character we’ve seen on screen by way of Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy. While FX boss John Landgraf previously said Legion exists in a “parallel universe” to the X-Men films, the trailer stands behind the level of power this character wields.

The mind-altering footage, complete with chaotic telekinetics and trippy dance sequences, also features cast members Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Katie Aselton, and Bill Irwin. The plot follows David, a diagnosed schizophrenic, who has a strange encounter with a fellow patient at a mental institution. He’s then forced to consider the possibility that the voices in his head are something else entirely.

X-Men franchise producers Lauren Schuler Donner, Bryan Singer, and Simon Kinberg are aboard the series, which is set to premiere on FX next year. Watch the trailer above.

Episode Recaps

Legion

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  • TV Show
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  • 2
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  • In Season
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  • Noah Hawley
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  • FX

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