In a recent exclusive, Entertainment Weekly has revealed some new information regarding the second season of the X-Men based drama, Legion.
The first season of the show ended with the series protagonist, David Haller, being sucked into a strange mechanical ball and sent off to an unknown destination. In addition the finale saw supporting character Oliver Bird becoming the new host of Amahl Farouk, The Shadow King, with the two leaving to find “someplace warm.”
Earlier today, Entertainment Weekly released a season description to give fans an idea as to what they should expect:
“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.”
“Lenny and Oliver are being used by this character, Amahl Farouk. 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.”
It sounds like Hawley has some interesting things in store for this antagonist.
Here is the synopsis for the series:
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.
Legion stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett, Jean Smart as Melanie Bird, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker, Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace, Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk, Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk, Katie Aselton as Amy Haller, Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird and Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk, a.k.a. the Shadow King.
Legion Season 2 premieres April 3, 2018 on FX.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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The Gifted is Fox’s new attempt at putting the X-Men on the silver screen. While FX’s Legion was more isolated from the rest of the mutant world, Gifted will take place in a world closer to the comic books. People know what mutants are, and due to their fear of the unknown, mutants are often ostracized and forced to hide underground.
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