Red Planet Pictures is to produce a new, ten-part drama series for UKTV flagship entertainment channel, Watch.
The series was announced by founder of Red Planet Pictures, Tony Jordan, who unveiled details of the supernatural thriller.
Legion is described as a bold and exciting drama series which follows criminologist Nathan Jones who, after learning the devastating news that his 10 year old daughter has an inoperable brain tumour, scours the globe in search of a possible treatment. His desperate quest for a cure brings him to the very edge of humanity, forcing him into one last throw of the dice, making a deal with the Devil to save the life of his child.
When Nathan realises that he’s been tricked, he undertakes to renegotiate his contract by fighting the Devil’s work on earth wherever he finds it, ultimately leading him to a startling discovery – a revelation which will change the world as we know it forever.
Legion will be the first original drama commission for UKTV’s Watch as the network looks to bolster its already successful slate of original UK entertainment and factual commissions.
Legion is my ultimate passion project; the one that I have been working on and trying to perfect for almost fifteen years; the one that has sat in my bottom drawer just waiting for the right time and place for this story to be told.
UKTV share my passion for storytelling and have been brave enough to take a chance on it for their first ever original drama! I know that something as ambitious and bold as Legion is a risky commission for Watch, but I’m so excited and honoured that they are not just cautiously dipping their toe in the UK drama pool with us; they are diving in head first! – Tony Jordan