On Tuesday, April 3, FX premieres the second season of its critically acclaimed X-Men-based show Legion, and you can watch Legion live online. While the X-Men are perpetually some of the most popular characters in the world of comics - and have starred in multiple cartoons over the years - it wasn't until the 2017 premieres of FX's Legion and FOX's The Gifted that they entered the live-action TV realm. Well, sort of. While both Legion and The Gifted are connected to the X-Men, neither actually features Charles Xavier's famous super-powered team.
Created by Noah Hawley (Fargo), Legion stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, the titular character. Haller began the series in a mental hospital, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. The reality behind his condition turned out to be much more sinister, as Haller was in fact a psychically-gifted mutant, and his mind was being plagued by the parasitic Marvel villain known as The Shadow King. Other main cast members include Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, and Bill Irwin. Legion season 2 arrives on the back of high expectations for quality from both critics and fans, following the sizable success of season 1. Here's how to watch it.
How To Watch Legion Season 2 Live Online In The US
FX: The most straightforward way to watch Legion season 2 is of course to watch it as it airs live on FX. Those who receive FX as part of their cable or internet TV package can also use their login credentials to watch full next-day Legion episodes via the FX Now app.
PlayStation Vue: PlayStation Vue can be watched from a web browser or mobile app (it has no PS4 requirement) and is compatible with a number of streaming devices. Vue’s packages range from $34.99 to $74.99, and FX is included in all of them. Vue has a 5-day free trial, enabling new users to sample the service and watch Legion for free before applying any charges to their credit cards.
Hulu Live: To watch Legion season 2 as it airs on Hulu, one will need to subscribe to Hulu's more expensive Live TV option, which starts at $39.99 per month. This version of Hulu includes FX access. Hulu with Live TV offers a 7-day free trial to new subscribers. As a bonus, Legion season 1 can also be streamed as part of Hulu's standard on-demand library.
Sling TV: Sling TV’s base “Orange” package is available for $20/month, with the more robust “Blue” package costing $25/month, and a variety of extra packages typically costing $5. Both include a 7-day free trial, but to get FX, one must subscribe to the "Blue" plan.
DirecTV Now: DirecTV finally has an option for cord cutters with DirecTV Now. Packages range from $35 to $70 per month, and all of them include FX as part of the deal. A 7-day free trial enables new customers to try out DTV Now without parting with any cash up front.
Standalone Digital Purchase: For those who want to watch Legion season 2 without subscribing to a service, the season can be purchased digitally from Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu. Both iTunes and Vudu charge $24.99 for their season pass - which adds each new episode to users' digital libraries the day after it airs - while Amazon charges the slightly higher $25.99. Google Play offers the best deal currently, at $19.99. These options aren't live, but the episodes are usually available within 24 hours.
How To Watch Legion Season 2 In The Rest of the World
In Canada, Legion season 2 airs live on FX Canada, at the same time as the U.S. airing. Also, season 2 can be purchased digitally from both iTunes and Google Play. iTunes charges $29.99, while Google Play offers the much lower price of $24.99.
In the U.K., Legion season 2 airs live on FOX. Unfortunately, the season doesn't premiere across the pond until Tuesday, April 17. Legion season 2 can also be streamed via Sky Go to subscribers with FOX access, and FOX is also currently available on Now TV as part of the Entertainment Pass (£7.99 a month, but with a free 14-day trial). Digital purchase options for season 2 in the U.K. are currently unavailable, but may eventually appear.