‘Legion’ Season 2: First Trailer Arrives with More Mind-Bending Illusions
Get ready to get all trippy again; the Season 2 trailer for FX’s Legion is here and it does not disappoint. If you need a refresher on the first season of the Marvel Television series, or just don’t understand what exactly happened in those head-scratching episodes, you’re not alone. In fact, even the lead character of David Haller (Dan Stevens) is having a hard time remembering those events, as revealed in this first Season 2 trailer.
While the plot details are few and far between, with the exception of knowing that the pseudo-superhero team will be doing battle against The Shadow King, showrunner Noah Hawley‘s psychedelic signature style is still apparently quite strong in Legion‘s sophomore season. Get your mind right; this show will be here before you know it.
Legion also stars Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Bill Irwin, and Jemaine Clement. Season 2 premieres April 3rd on FX.
Check out the first trailer for Season 2 of Legion below:
Here’s the official synopsis for the series:
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion is the story of “David Haller” (Dan 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” (Rachel 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” (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists – “Ptonomy” (Jeremie Harris), “Kerry” (Amber Midthunder) and “Cary” (Bill 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” (Aubrey 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” (Jemaine 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” (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.
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