Legion To Return April 5th On FX

by Erik Amaya

 

The trials of David Haller (Dan Stevens) resume in early April as Legion returns for its second season.

Deadline reports the program will begin its sophomore season on April 5th, taking the 10pm slot on the cable channel. The first season told the tale of Haller as he attempted to get help for his difficult-to-diagnose mental illness. In truth, he is a very powerful telepath/telekentic mutant with an intruding consciousness lodged in his head. With the aid of friendly mutants at the Summerland Institute, he learns the true nature of that consciousness — another powerful mutant with designs on David’s power posing as his friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza).

Based on the Marvel Comics mutant known as Legion, Legion blazed a very singular trail in its first year by remixing familiar X-Men ideas into a prolonged examination of life with mental illness. Consequently, it found a cult following very quickly.

When the show returns, a presumably healthy David will encounter a world which has gone mad while Lenny — or, rather Amahl Farouk — leads Summerland founder Oliver Bird (Jermaine Clement) on a perilous journey.

Legion returns April 5th.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com. A contributing writer at CBR, Fanbase Press, Monkeys Fighting Robots and Rotten Tomatoes. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.