‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ alum join ‘X-Men’ TV series


FX -Just in case you wanted to see the first bit of news regarding the upcoming “X-Men” TV series coming to FX, we’ve got some of it right now! Let’s just say that this could make you rather happy if you are a fan of other TV series.

Let’s start here with former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens, who has been a very sought-after actor throughout the past couple of months. He is going to play David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier who is struggling with some issues pertaining to mental health. Meanwhile, Aubrey Plaza, fresh off of “Parks and Recreation,” is going to play his friend Lenny. Meanwhile, Jean Smart of “Fargo” fame is going to be coming on in the role of Melanie, a therapist.

This show is still one with a great deal of ambiguity surrounding it, but we are now starting to get the feeling that the pieces are coming together. Noah Hawley of “Fargo” fame is responsible for writing the pilot, and Bryan Singer, who has directed many of the feature films, will be serving as an executive producer. We still have to wait and see what sort of connective tissue, if any, there will be between the show and the movie.

The one thing that we can say with at least a little bit of confidence is this: With Hawley involved, it’s probably going to be awesome. He does not make a habit out of producing content that is anything otherwise. Stay tuned for more.

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