More Legion is on the way!
FX announced last week that they will be bringing the network’s first Marvel series back for a second season.
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Eric Schrier, co- President of Original Programming at FX Networks and FX Productions. “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.”
Legion, based on the Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. After he was diagnosed with schizophrenic as a child, David spends the rest of his childhood and adolescence in and out of psychiatric hospitals. Fast forward to David in his 30s and institutionalized once again, he loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital.
We meet his friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. David’s routine that has given him relative numbness gets upended though, when Syd (Rachel Keller) arrives and they find themselves drawn to each other. It only takes one encounter with her (and the effects of it), for David to realize that what he’s been experiencing may be more than just in his head.
David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
Legion airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.
Are you excited for more of the series?