We had high hopes for Legion the 2010 apocalyptic thriller pitting humans and the archangel Michael against the heavenly host, but we were sorely disappointed by the clichéd characters and mile-wide plot holes. But now it looks like we'll get a second chance to see Heaven's war on Earth with Syfy's Legion TV series.
Syfy has snapped up the B-movie, and now has a television series in development. In the original film, God has lost faith in humankind and has sent a legion of angels to destroy humanity. The archangel Michael, rebelling against his creator, makes a last stand with a group of humans in a diner. The film's director and co-writer Scott Stewart is directing and producing the pilot, and Sons of Anarchy's Vaun Wilmott has signed on to write. Hopefully, Wilmott can help make sure Legion doesn't take itself too seriously amongst its hordes of killer angels.
We've heard publishers predicting that angels are poised to be the new zombies/vampires/whatever, and maybe a Legion series is proof of that. Or maybe Syfy just wants to snag some of Supernatural's sweet, sweet fanbase.