The show was also awarded a Peabody Award in 1989, for "pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling." The series was conceived by writers Neal Marlens and Carol Black.
They set out to create a family show that would appeal to the baby-boomer generation by setting the series in the late '60s, a time of radical change in America's history.
His dull day-job and stressful work causes him to be unable to resist going along with Dan's wild plots to get even, despite how ridiculous they may seem.
Accompanying him is his better-off friend Chris, a big softy, who lives in comfortable home and has a steady income (he even reluctantly pays for the little or big expenses that Dan needs).Mandel's original idea was for the show to be a live-action sitcom, but new possibilities opened up once they started development for an animated series.The show was pitched to various networks, including Adult Swim.The eight-episode first season of Legion premiered at the Pacific Design Center on January 26, 2017, ahead of its FX debut on February 8.The series received critical acclaim, particularly for its visuals and departure from superhero genre standards.