FX has announced the return of the critically acclaimed comic book-inspired series, Legion, with the network setting an April 3, 2018 premiere date for season two of Legion. The series, set in the X-Men world, will air on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT.
Legion was created by Noah Hawley (Fargo) and is based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The cast of the popular series is led by Dan Stephens (Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey) as David Haller and includes Rachel Keller as Syd, Jean Smart as Melanie Bird, Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy, Amber Midthunder as Kerry, and Bill Irwin as Cary. The cast also includes Aubrey Plaza as Lenny, Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird, Hamish Linklater as Clark, and Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk.
Noah Hawley executive produces along with John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.
The Plot: Legion is the story of David Haller (Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd (Keller). After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
Syd led David to Melanie Bird (Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – Ptonomy (Harris), Kerry (Midthunder) and Cary (Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power. Known as the “Shadow King,” this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend Lenny (Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named Amahl Farouk.
In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband Oliver Bird (Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy Clark (Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.