“The Usual Suspects” and “X-Men” director Bryan Singer has been removed as executive producer on the FX series “Legion”.
“Legion” creator Noah Hawley says the request came from Singer himself as the show prepares to head into its second season.
“Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that,” he said during the “Legion” Television Critics Association panel.
Singer, 52, asked to be removed following several allegations of sexual misconduct, including a lawsuit claiming sexual assault. Singer has denied the assault allegations against him.
Hawley tells Deadline Singer had very little to do with the series starring Dan Stevens.
“Very early on in the conception of the show, I met him a couple of times,” he said. “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.”
Singer’s position as an executive producer on the series “The Gifted” is also in jeopardy in light of the allegations against him. Network executives are reportedly looking into the situation “very seriously”, according to Deadline. He was also recently removed from the Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic.