Legion Season 2 is heading to our screens this spring, with FOX confirming the show’s return date for UK TV audiences.
Created by Fargo’s Noah Hawley, the X-Men series stood out from the superhero pack when it premiered last year, thanks to its stylish visuals, committed cast and complex themes; unlike many comic book TV series, Legion focuses less on crossover mythology and powers and more on mental health issues.
It follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), a haunted man with power beyond comprehension. His power does not come free, but at the steep cost of David’s mind. Plagued by numerous split personalities – each commanding a different aspect of his power – David is trying to find his way back to sanity. But he’s getting tired and about to give up, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Rachel Keller).
“Stylistically ambitious and unpredictably strange, this X-Men spin-off series wastes little time in distinguishing itself from the pack,” we wrote in our review of the show’s first season. (You can also read our interview with co-star Rachel Keller here.)
Fans agreed, and FX announced that it had ordered a second season just before the Season 1 finale aired.
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” FX president of original programming Eric Schrier said in a statement. “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the superhero 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.”
Now, FX has announced that the series will return for Season 2 on FOX UK on 17th April, two weeks after its US air date. The season will run for 10 episodes. Still need to catch up on Legion? The whole box set of Season 1 is available to buy and download on VOD, and is available on Sky Box Sets. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it on NOW TV, as part of a £7.99 monthly Entertainment Pass, with no contract. Legion Season 2 will also be available on NOW TV, both live and on catch-up. (For more information, click here.)
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