With less than two weeks to wait for the return of Legion, FX has unleashed a trippy new clip for Season 2, as well as a batch of promos delving into the minds of three of the X-Men spinoff series’ characters. The network has also released a look back at Season 1.
Hidden inside a cool 360 teaser that lets us experience what it’s like to be inside the Orb David Haller (Dan Stevens) found himself trapped in at the end of Season 1, the sneak peek sees Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) and Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement) lounging in a pool under a burning sun.
When Lenny starts laughing, Oliver asks what’s funny. “We’re trapped,” she says, laughing harder. The camera then pulls back to reveal both Lenny and Oliver are specks inside the eye of Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban), aka The Shadow King. The X-Men villain and Professor X’s mortal enemy is seen sipping an espresso with a view of the Eiffel Tower behind him. Then the camera pulls back again to reveal Farouk is also a speck in Oliver’s eye, who is now in a swanky nightclub surrounded by beautiful women: "Terrific." That's Legion for ya.
The next three teasers below put the spotlight on David, Syd (Rachel Keller), and Oliver and are a collection of jumbled scenes from the first season that don’t reveal much of anything about Season 2. Clocking in at nearly three minutes, the recap video takes a look back at the events of Season 1, which could totally prove puzzling for those who have yet to see showrunner Noah Hawley’s (Fargo) series.
When Legion returns on April 3 on FX, the Summerland group will have joined forces with Division 3 to defeat the real enemy, Amahl Farouk. As for David, the recent trailer revealed this one will be released from the mechanical sphere/orb, but when and how that happens remain to be seen.