New Featurette For The Mind-Bending Second Season of LEGION
While we wait for the second season of Noah Hawley's X-Men series Legion to return to FX soon, here's a fantastic first look featurette for you to watch. It includes new footage from the series along with interviews with the cast and crew talking about what we can expect to see from the new season and it's seriously exciting stuff!
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion follows the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed he was schizophrenic but discovered he might be the most powerful mutant in the world. With help from a team of specialists, David harnessed his unique abilities and learned he’d been haunted by a malicious parasite. Now, David is all that stands in the way of Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) from attaining infinite and world-ending power.
Season 1 was amazing and it's looking like Season 2 might be even better. Aubrey Plaza, who plays Lenny, says that Season 2 is "ten times more trippy than what they achieved last year, so prepare for your brains to melt out of your ears." Sounds good to me!
The main character in the series, David Haller, is the son of Charles Xavier and he has been teased to appear this season, but we'll have to wait and see if that actually happens. It would be cool if he does!
I'm excited to see what happens this next season! The first season came to an end with Oliver running off with Lenny, and David being sucked into a floating orb. Noah Hawley previously talked a bit about the upcoming season, and he explained:
"If the first year was the story of an insane man in a sane world, then I was interested in looking at David now being the sane man in an insane world. We’ve established he doesn’t have schizophrenia and he has these abilities. There is this time jump, for him to come back and suddenly the world is a very different place. I was interested this year in looking at a mass psychology. Mental illness can also be cultural in a way so those issues were interesting to me. We’re also exploring with Dan, he’s on a journey here in which in the language of this world, you have heroes and villains. It’s not determined yet where he’s going to end up. A lot of that’s going to have to do with what’s holding him on the good path, this love story with Rachel and his experience with Farouk. That’s really interesting to explore I hope.
"I didn’t want to go in season two it’s all clarity all the time, so we built in a time jump. We can muddy the waters agin. I think that’s the fun of the show, the mystery of trying to figure things out."
Legion Season 2 will premiere on FX on Tuesday, April 3rd.