“‘X-Men’ helmer Bryan Singer is no longer an executive producer on the X-Men universe-themed FX drama series ‘Legion’ as it is ready to launch its second season,” Deadline reports.
The move comes as Singer is facing sexual misconduct allegations, including a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.
Deadline quotes “Legion” creator and executive producer Noah Hawley, following the “Legion” panel at TCA, saying: “Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that.”
The report notes that Singer has had minimal creative involvement in “Legion.”
Deadline quotes Hawley saying: “Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times. He was interested in directing the pilot, but once I stepped in to direct, I haven’t spoken to him since that moment. Really, he was a name on the screen.”
Variety cites sources saying 20th Century Fox Television is also considering dropping Singer’s name from “The Gifted.”