The Legion season 2 synopsis has been released, along with a banner that confirms the TV show’s return to FX on April 3. It remains to be seen how Disney’s in-progress deal with Fox will ultimately affect the X-Men franchise, but for the time being it’s just business as usual for the mutants on the big and screen alike. As such, The Gifted season 2 is expected to premiere later this year, while the second season of Legion will begin airing just two months from now.
While The Gifted sticks to the standard mutant story of persecution and resistance, Legion dives into more heady concepts – though war and disenfranchisement are also threads. David Haller in the comics has always served as way to explore both mental illness and more surreal concepts, and Legion season 1 followed suit in that respect. Based on the Legion season 2 first look footage released last week, it seems that the new season will carryover that same approach too.
FX has now released a banner for Legion season 2, confirming an April 3 premiere date. A synopsis for season 2 has also been released, and can be read following the banner below:
With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy Clark 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.
Last we saw David, a mysterious orb pulled him in and disappeared. The Legion season 2 footage released so far shows David literally trapped inside the confines of the structure, something that’s further echoed in this banner. Meanwhile, Oliver escaped his own prison only to become Lenny/Farouk’s new plaything in season 2. The two characters will be off on a journey of their own in the beginning, as confirmed by a previously-released Legion season 2 script page.
While Lenny served as the Shadow King in season 1, she’ll be joined by Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk in Legion season 2. No doubt, the explanation for his multiple faces will be just as mind-bending as anything else the show has delivered. But given the Shadow King’s notorious reign of mental manipulation in the comics, from Storm to Professor X, his presentation so far has been fitting.
Legion season 2 premieres Tuesday, April 3 on FX.
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