We all had x-tremely high hopes back when we found out Fargo creator Noah Hawely would be making his way to the X-universe with the Fox and Marvel co-production Legion, and Season 1 on FX did not disappoint. In fact, the only real complaint we had was having to wait for more. But now we know just when that wait will end.
Legion, based on the Marvel comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is slated to return to FX on April 3 at 10 p.m. ET. And because they know how to drop a press release, we’ve also got the mind-warping key art above, featuring David Haller (Dan Stevens) tripping out over many different reflections of himself, fun-house-mirror style.
You can certainly understand the symbolism of the photo, seeing as David, the son of X-Men headmaster Professor X (at least in the comics), spent a good part of Season 1 thinking he was schizophrenic, only to find out that he’s actually an all-powerful mutant with a malicious parasite eating away at his brain– the Shadow King, who is really an ancient and malevolent being named Amahl Farouk.
With the help of some gifted friends he met along the Season 1 way, David ultimately ditched the demon, who unfortunately found a new host in Oliver (Jemaine Clement). And then, after all that, a mysterious orb appeared out of nowhere and whisked David off to the unknown (making the key art above all the more symbolic).
Which set us up nicely for Season 2, as the press release also hints at:
“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.”
As we learned last week in FX’s 2018 sizzle reel, David really just wants to be normal. Alas, that’s not a luxury a mind like his is ever going to find, especially not with "infinite and world-ending power" looming. We’ll see if he can find some respite though when Season 2 kicks off Apr. 3 on FX.