Note: This article contains spoilers for season one of Legion, which aired its season finale on March 29, 2017.
FX has announced the season two premiere date for Noah Hawley’s (Fargo) acclaimed drama series, Legion, on April 3, 2018 at 10 PM ET/PT.
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, follows David Haller (Dan Stevens) after discovering that he has been misdiagnosed as schizophrenic, when in fact he is one of the most powerful mutants the world has ever seen. Possibly, the most powerful.
Since he was a child, Haller bounced around from one psychiatric institution to the next. Then, in his early 30s, a fellow patient named Syd (Rachel Keller) opened his heart and his mind. Following a startling encounter between the two, Haller was forced to confront the possibility that the things he hears might actually be real. Syd then introduced Haller to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a therapist who heads a team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift.
Together, they helped Haller recognize and harness his hidden powers. Allowing him to unlock a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite known as the Shadow King. This malevolent creature appeared in the form of Haller’s friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named Amahl Farouk. Haller and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host in Bird’s husband Oliver (Jemaine Clement) and escaped.
A mysterious orb appeared and took Haller away to an unknown place. In order to save their friends, 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.
Hawley serves as executive producer for the series, along with John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory. Legion is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.