FX unveiled a first look at the upcoming second season of their Marvel show Legion from Fargo creator Noah Hawley. The short snippet was shown as part of the channel’s sizzle reel for 2018’s programming, showing David Haller is back safely with his allies at Summerland.
The last we saw of telekinetic mutant David (played by Dan Stevens), he was abducted by some sort of orb, while the Shadow King drove off on some sort of road trip. The brief tease in the FX sizzle real establishes David’s wanting “to be normal. Any of this look normal to you?”
Other shows coming to FX this year include the new season of Donald Glover’s Atlanta, Danny Boyle’s Trust, The Americans, Baskets, Archer, Ryan Murphy’s historic LGBTQ drama Pose, and the Sons Of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC.
Check out the first footage from Legion Season 2, which begins around the 1-minute mark in the video:
At least David is reunited with Syd and Ptonomy (Rachel Keller and Jeremie Harris), and we also get a brief tease of Bill Irwin’s Cary telling Amber Midthunder’s Kerry to open her mind. While Legion season 2 will include a time jump to help keep audiences feeling as disoriented as David does, the show will also pick up the dangling plot threads from season 1 and explore more of David’s personalities, in the process.
The majority of the cast are coming back, including Quinton Boisclair back as the Devil with the Yellow Eyes, along with Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird, whose body was taken over by the Shadow King in the season one finale.
“Lenny and Oliver are being used by this character, Amahl Farouk,” executive producer Noah Hawley told EW. “He wears their faces from time to time. It’s his way of hiding himself. I had this thought of, ‘What does Freddy Krueger do during the day?’ I thought it was interesting, the idea of the downtime of these characters. They’re not being used and so what is reality like for them? They’re being placated, that they’re in some place beautiful that may not actually be a physical space, it may be a mental space, like an astral plane. They have everything they need, they’re by the pool, it’s beautiful, but at a certain point, there’s part of them that realizes that they’re just trapped in this reality they don’t have any control over.”
FX has confirmed that season two of Legion will premiere in April 2018 for a 10-episode run, two more than the first season.