Having whetted fans’ appetites with the release of a sneak peek at the show late last month, FX has announced that its critically acclaimed drama Legion will return on April 3.
The cable network’s official Twitter account revealed the release date for the FX show today, along with an image of David reflected in seven different mirrors. “Where are you, David,” the tweet asks. “#LegionFX returns April 3.”
— Legion (@LegionFX) February 6, 2018
Developed by Noah Hawley (Fargo), Legion is based on Marvel Comics character David Haller, the mentally ill — and immensely powerful — son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Legion stars Dan Stevens as David, who was diagnosed at an early age with schizophrenia and spent much of his life in and out of mental institutions. However, as the first season unfolded he learned that he isn’t mentally ill but had instead been possessed since childhood by Amahl Farouk, the psychic parasite known as the Shadow King. In the Season 1 finale, the Shadow King was freed from David’s body and unleashed into the world, and David teleported into a mysterious mechanical orb and taken away.
According to Hawley, Season 2 will pick up about a year after the events of the finale, with David trying to figure out what’s occurred during that time.
Legion Season 2 will be 10 episodes. The series stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett, Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker, Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk, Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace, Jean Smart as Dr. Melanie Bird and Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird.
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