On the heels of the first poster which revealed the second season premiere date for FX’s mind-bending X-Men drama Legion, Marvel has released an official synopsis for the show’s sophomore season.
You can read the full synopsis for Legion Season 2 below:
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, “Legion” is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next until, in his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing 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 David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power. Known as the Shadow King, this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named Amahl Farouk.
In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. 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.
Legion is executive produced by Hawley and John Cameron, with X-Men film producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and X-Men director Bryan Singer, as well as Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Legion Season 2 premieres April 3, 2018 on FX.
‘The Gifted’: 10 X-Men Characters That Need To Appear In Season 2
The Gifted just wrapped its first season to much praise from fans and critics. Fox has already renewed the series for a second season. A new perspective of the X-Men’s world, from the point of view of average citizens, was a refreshing change of pace. The X-Men and the Brotherhood are gone, meaning that most of the iconic X-Men characters won’t be making an appearance anytime soon. Yet that doesn’t seem to be a problem since there are hundreds of mutants to draw from. The movies have barely scratched the surface of the vast array of mutants.
The show has been able to highlight characters like Polaris, Thunderbird, Blink and even the Stepford Cuckoos. In Gifted’s second season, Fox should continue to highlight lesser known mutants and X-Men concepts from the comics.
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