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I tried watching it last night pretty late and fell asleep. I think I saw about half of it. Shit is weird and Legion Quest was the last story ark I collected, well that and After Xavier Age of Apocalypse and feel they are making too weird and crazy. Going to go back and finish it up.
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FX And Marvel Officially Renew LEGION For A Second Season; Expected To Air Sometime Next Year

FX and Marvel have just announced that their excellent, mind-bending X-Men-based TV series, Legion, will return for a second season next year. Click on for more details via an official press release...




Fans of David Haller's (Dan Stevens) reality-altering adventures will be delighted to hear that FX and Marvel have officially renewed Legion for a second season, which is expected to air early next year. No word on whether Noah Hawley will be staying on as showrunner, however.

The news was jointly announced FX's Presidents of Original Programming, Eric Schrier and Nick Grad:
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Schrier. “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.”

“We are thrilled there will be a new season of LEGION. Noah’s spectacular take on David Haller and all the other characters he brought to life makes us ache for more. We’re particularly proud of our partners at FX and the success we share on our first TV series together,” added Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
Legion continues with a brand new episode later tonight. Will the "devil with the yellow eyes" finally be confirmed as The Shadow King, or will that reveal be saved for the season finale? Tune in to FX at 10 PM ET/PT to find out.

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Legion Producer Teases Professor Xavier's Appearance


If you have been keeping up with Legion, then you know the show recently dropped a big comic book bombshell on fans. The new series debuted on FX earlier this spring to cautious optimism which has since born pure loyalty. The superhero show has become a hit thanks to its trippy imagery and wit. For many viewers, Legion overlooks many tired tropes of the saturated ‘hero’ genre and puts its hope in careful aesthetics. Still, that doesn’t mean it can't blow away fans with a plot twist or twelve. However, there is no denying that Legion is inherently connected to the X-Men franchise. If the mutants weren’t enough of a signal, then the fact became crystal clear in the latest episode. When Legion last aired, fans learned that David Haller was none other than the biological son of Charles Xavier, a man better known as Professor X. Comic book fans knew this parentage was coming, but some had wondered if Legion would make the revelation opaque.
Well, the show made sure to make it know that Haller was the telepath’s powerful son. With the secret out, fans have wondered if Professor Xavier might make an appearance on the series. The desire to see the mutant has only grown since Logan hit theaters, leaving fans bereft as Patrick Stewart bid farewell to his iconic role. But, all is not lost; The executive producer of Legion told press the show won’t turn away the X-Men leader if he stops by.
Recently, Noah Hawley spoke to sites such as CBR about the upcoming season finale of Legion. It was there the producer was asked if the show’s next steps were to give Haller answers about his father’s identity. Hawley agreed with the deduction, but he did admit Xavier’s addition would require a lot work.
“I think that’s something we’re definitely going to approach,” Hawley said about Xavier’s inclusion. “It’s a creative conversation, but it’s also a sort of corporate conversation, you know, on some level, in terms of the movie studio and their relationship to the X-Men and the characters they want in the movies and want to protect potentially.”






“Were we to want to have Professor X on the show, or even Patrick Stewart on the show, James McAvoy or one of those actors, is a conversation both with the actor and with the studio. So, I don’t know, I haven’t really dived into that quandary yet, but certainly I need to start thinking about it.”
A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture-perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron. Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning FX limited series Fargo.
Legion's first season has a ComicBook.com Composite Score of 81.77 and a ComicBook User Score of 4.09 out of 5.
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Aubrey Plaza and Legion’s Next Creation Ready to Shine


Legion — the hottest debut of a comic book story on screens this year — is hurdling toward second-year preparations with the cast set to appear at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, July 20.
The next steps for the FX series — which recreated X-Men fans’ expectations by building a universe around the unique cognition of its star, David Haller (Dan Stevens) — should be even bolder, with production moving to the Southern California industry center, as well as a 10-episode batch planned after the eight-hour first edition.



Eyes are rightly fixing on the wildest card in hand for the show’s future: Lenny Busker, David’s chameleonic companion, given life by star Aubrey Plaza.
Lenny, the most potent form of a parasite with theoretical access to any power within David’s mind, isn’t limited by the narrow range of threats many villains offer thanks to Plaza — possibly the most versatile performer to take on a supervillain role recently.


Season One SPOILERS follow
X-Men fans officially learned through Cary Loudermilk (Bill Irwin) and Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement) in the second-to-last chapter that Amahl Farouk, the Marvel Universe “mutant” branch’s infamous Shadow King, haunts David in guises of those closest to him.
Lenny, who David considers a best friend both in Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital and on the outside, has full access to his memories, drives and fears and used his twisted mindset to place him in a confusion that could return in terrifying fashion when the series hits the air again early next year.
Plaza’s earliest appearances, directed by series creator Noah Hawley (chapter one) and co-executive producer Michael Uppendahl (chapters two and three), formed the baseline for a rarity in David’s psyche — a friend he felt he could trust.
Though it’s no secret the pair displayed problems with addiction, Plaza’s background in playing misanthropes that the audience eagerly sides with made her the ideal choice to trick David and fans alike.
Lenny’s first line in the series living outside Clockworks — “All good in the head now?” — instantly displaces David from the therapy session he just completed with Dr. Poole. Right away, Lenny and David score their vapor and beeline to his beloved “frog vaporizer,” where David sees the then-named “Devil with the Yellow Eyes” in a brief flash of his friend’s hidden nature.
Lenny’s first appearance at the Summerland “safe haven” came unexpectedly in the following chapter, with David under “observation” in Cary’s lab. The apparition — visible to David but not those studying him — shakes his confidence in his new protectors, who are startled to see his capacity for destruction when the fear later leads him to break back to the D3 complex solo.
The pressing question fans are now asking — what danger will accompany Lenny’s next appearance?— may draw hotly from Plaza’s memorable metamorphosis in the season’s conclusion.
After turning bright lights on David’s nightmares in chapter six and showing down against Clockworks escapees in the penultimate chapter climax before finally riding along with Oliver as he ditches Summerland with the finale’s credits rolling, her whereabouts are currently up in the air.
But the most critical moment is easiest to forget, where life after the initial Clockworks incident first began for David: His sister Amy’s home in the pilot episode.
As the should-be-deceased Lenny (after a “day room” incident that’s still stumping D3 investigators), Plaza appears in the same place Amy chastised David moments earlier and reminds him of the government agents that his mind is unable to escape.
In his stress, David shatters the unforgettable star map lamp — a fixation he discusses with the same doctor whose therapy Lenny cast aside in the aforementioned chapter two appearance. With Amy returning instantly after David’s noisy furor, Legion was demonstrating earlier than anyone could understand how it rearranged David’s psyche constantly to keep the audience unaware of its true intentions. Even with the loaded Summerland cast on the side of Dan Stevens’ David, Plaza could prove to be the darkest star for Legion over other series aiming for its orbit.
What Shadow tricks did you catch on your second (or third or fourth) watch of the series? How do you see Lenny and David colliding when the saga returns with new episodes in 2018? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.
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Legion Season 2 Premiere Script Partially Revealed



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Television producer, writer, and director Noah Hawley has recently carved a name for himself as one of the most prolific showrunners in serialized storytelling. The recently wrapped third season of Fargo was recognized for 16 Emmy Award nominations, but his quasi-X-Men series Legion helped ignite a new renaissance for Fox’s mutant-based offerings alongside Logan and Deadpool.
Ahead of the show’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con next week, Hawley spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the show’s forthcoming second season and even released a page of the script.
The excerpt features Aubrey Plaza and Jemaine Clement’s characters Lenny Busker and Oliver Bird, recent runaways from the mutant haven the latter helped establish.
SPOILER ALERT for the first season of Legion will come below, so don’t read on if you haven’t watched it (or you don’t want to find out what happened).
(Photo: Noah Hawley/Entertainment Weekly) After waking up from a coma, Bird was used for his telepathic powers by the villainous Shadow King AKA Amahl Farouk, who has been masquerading as Lenny to placate David Haller, the titular Legion played by Dan Stevens.
“Lenny and Oliver are being used by this character, Amahl Farouk,” Hawley said. “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 Legion will retain the mind-bending trippyness of the first season to great effect. Can Hawley top those excellent eight episodes of television? Based on how Fargo has been over the course of three seasons, we’ll say “yes.”
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Wonder Woman's Said Taghmaoui Playing The Shadow King in Legion Season 2



Legion is heading into Season 2 next year, and the highly-celebrated X-Men series on FX has finally been given its big bad villain.
At the Legion panel during San Diego Comic-Con, Noah Hawley and the cast of the show revealed that Saïd Taghmaoui, who portrayed the smooth-talking Sameer in Wonder Woman, will be portraying The Shadow King in Legion Season 2.
If you recall, The Shadow King has many personifications and he has now taken a hold of Oliver's mind. Taghmaoui will be playing the Shadow King's true personality, Amahl Farouk.
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Legion Creator Doesn't Know How Long Show Will Continue





As the writer, director, and producer of critically acclaimed shows and books, Noah Hawley is no stranger to telling great stories. But his X-Men-based TV series for FX is much different than anything else he’s done.
For starters, Legion is getting a second season in 2018, but most of Hawley’s other projects are self-contained with satisfying endings. Each season of the anthology show Fargo has its own conclusion, and none of his books have sequels.
With that in mind, we asked Hawley at San Diego Comic-Con how long Legion would continue. Check out the video above!
“We had eight episodes in the first season, we’re going to do 10 this year. I have a structure, I have a kind of endpoint in my mind, but I don’t know yet how many episodes or seasons that is,” Hawley said. “I never want to overstay the welcome and I never want the show to become predictable.”

Asked to elaborate on the ending, Hawley said “there will be an ending, that we know.”
“It’s an experiment. It’s something we’re building from the ground up,” added Rachel Keller, who stars as Syd Barrett in the series. “There’s no new cast this season, we’re just continuing to explore and experiment.”
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Will FX Deliver LEGION's Iconic Hair And Classic X-MEN Costumes In Season 2?

"There's some hair we've got to work up to," teased actor Dan Stevens on Legion season 2. He also hinted that some "cool outfits" are in the cards along with some classic X-Men locations.





Not many knew what to expect with Noah Hawley's X-Men TV series for FX but Legion has quickly become the top comic book show for a number of comic book readers and superhero movie fans. Teasing where the show's second season is headed, lead actor Dan Stevens says the show will be working up to Legion's iconic hi-top in season 2.

"There's some cool outfits that we haven't seen; there's some hair that we've got to work up to; there's also some locations...there's some stuff in Tibet in the comics, I wouldn't be adverse to it."

While it's not made explicitly clear, the interviewer is interpreting Stevens' remark about "cool outfits" as a reference to the X-Men, who were absent in season 1 but will likely show up in the show's sophomore season. The mention of Tibet is likely a reference to the Si Spurrier's Legion-centric run in 2012's X-Men: Legacy miniseries.

Lenny Busker actress Audrey Plaza also teased that the show may provide some backstory for the Shadow King. "There's Farouk's [The Shadow King] family. Let's brig the family in, see where this b#%h comes from."
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Legion And The Gifted Are Not In Same Universe As X-Men Movies






Over the course of the X-Men and Wolverine movies, Fox has done a good job at maintaining a sense of continuity across their franchises — they even fixed some mistakes with Days Of Future Past.
But Deadpool and Logan added new wrinkles to that continuity. Now their X-Men-based TV shows Legion and The Gifted are raising new questions over the status of the shared universe.
X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke with ComicBook.com during San Diego Comic-Con and revealed that the X-Men TV shows, specifically Legion, is in fact in a universe separate from the X-Men movies that have been released thus far. Watch the video above to hear for yourself.


“[Legion is] a part of the X-Men universe, but obviously we’re our own Astral Plane, we’re our own world,” Shuler Donner said.
She further clarified during the panel for The Gifted later on when asked by a fan if the two shows were a part of a shared universe.
“I’m sorry to break your heart. No,” Shuler Donner responded, “but thank you for wanting it.”
While the X-Men movies themselves have attempted some semblance of continuity, it seems that the rules have relaxed when it comes to the various spinoffs.
Fans were questioning how closely Legion would tie into the X-Men universe, especially when the final episodes made strong allusions to David Haller's father being Professor Xavier. The show even offered a glimpse at his iconic wheelchair.
In the pilot episode of The Gifted, a character even makes mention of both the X-Men and the Brotherhood, hinting that no one knows what happened to either faction.
But Legion, and potentially The Gifted, might be better off being unencumbered by the events of previous movies — much like Deadpool and Logan were. While it might bother a small fraction of fans, there’s much more enjoyment to be had when creators can tell the story they want.
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'Legion' Season 2: Navid Negahban Announced As New Shadow King


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During FX's panel at the Winter 2019 TCA press announcements, we learned which actor will portray X-Men villain The Shadow King in season 2 of Legion! Homeland actor Navid Negahban will be taking over the role of Amahl Farouk/Shadow King, which was played (to much critical acclaim) by actress Aubrey Plaza in season 1.

Negahban is actually stepping in to replace Wonder Woman actor Said Taghmaoui, who dropped out of season 2's production back in November. Given the ethnic background of both actors, there's fair reason to believe that season 2 of Legion could actually explore more of the Shadow King's past as the actual Amahl Farouk, inlcuding his ultimate showdown with Charles Xavier, which left his physical body empty, and his mind trapped on the Astral Plane.



We've already gotten hints that Legion could be bringing a young Charles Xavier into the mix soon; and during the show's Comic-Con panel, creator Noah Hawley admitted teased the following:
“I remember when Professor X had that battle with the Shadow King [in the comic books]. They’re just sitting in the restaurant, and no one would know they’re battling on this other astral plane. When the Shadow King loses, his head just falls down on the table. […] It always felt like this really interesting thing we could build into.”



Legion has been adept at taking famous X-Men moments and adapting them for the screen in uniquely high-art fashion. Two psychic powerhouses engaged in an insane metaphysical battle while their physical bodies sit mundanely in a restaurant, sounds exactly like a the kind of sequence that Hawley could stretch into an entire episode.
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'Legion' Season 2 Premiering in April



The wild and twisted world of Legion is on its way back to FX this season, but it's coming a little later than many fans would've hoped.
During the FX presentation at TCA 2018, Legion creator Noah Hawley, along with the stars of the Marvel-inspired series, took the stage to talk about the highly-anticipated second season. To start things off, the panel revealed that the next installment of Legion would be debuting on FX in April, though no firm premiere date was given.



This isn't much of a surprise, considering the fact that it's January and there has yet to be any solid news about the new season. Still, some might be slightly disappointed that the new episodes are coming in the spring. The first season premiered in February of last year.
Fans of the series, which is based on the X-Men character of the same name, have been anxiously awaiting the second season of Legion, following the cliffhanger ending of Season 1.


If you recall, the Season 1 finale ended with Oliver (Jemaine Clement) running off with Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), and David (Dan Stevens) being sucked into a floating orb.
Yes, that sounds absolutely insane, and that's exactly why we all love it so much.
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Legion Season 2 First Look Footage Unveiled in FX’s 2018 Preview
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The first look footage from Legion season 2 has been released, teasing the return of FX’s live-action X-Men TV show this spring. Few modern comic book and/or superhero TV shows have earned as much acclaim as Noah Hawley’s Legion did during its first season last year, dazzling audiences and critics with its surreal approach to one of Marvel’s most obtuse mutants. Legion season 2 will connect with the comics more than season 1 did, but will continue to forge its own path at the same time.
Following the multiple cliffhangers at the end of Legion season 1, series lead David is trapped inside a mysterious orb while the Shadow King has absconded with Oliver. 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. Now, we have our first look at how some of the action will unfold.

FX has released a preview for the network’s 2018 lineup of TV shows that includes the first footage from Legion season 2. The footage begins around the 1 minute mark in the video above, though there are some additional shots towards the end of the video too. The footage featured here shows David inside what appears to be the orb, as well as an intriguing tableau that includes Oliver and Lenny.



Last summer, a Legion season 2 script page was released and hinted at the journey that Oliver and Lenny/Shadow King will be going on while David and his friends deal with the mysterious orb. As the first look footage illustrates, David will be trapped inside of the orb much like Oliver was trapped in his own prison during Legion season 1.
If Legion season 1 was a gamble, then its success means that season 2 has more freedom to be as trippy and weird as it wants. The Legion comic books juggle dozens of powerful and distinct personalities, and the TV show has been quite inventive in bringing that comics world to life. If nothing else, it’s certainly the most stylistic superhero TV show ever made, and that only looks to remain true in season 2.

The FX 2018 preview also includes footage from the TV show Pose, which will explore the ballroom scene of ’80s New York and the LGBTQI culture that facilitated it. There’s also footage included here from the slow developing Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC, as well as the new seasons of Snowfall and Archer – hinting at an exciting year to come for the network.
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'Legion' Season 2 Release Date Revealed





FX has announced the return date for their cerebral X-Men television series, Legion.
Legion will return for its second season on April 3, 2018.



Take a look at some new key art released on Twitter below:
Legion Season Two will pick up one year after the conclusion of Legion's first season, filling in the gap over the course of the season's 10- episodes. Showrunner Noah Hawley explained the time jump during the TCA press tour.


“It’s a couple of things,” Hawley said. “If the first year was the story of an insane man in a sane world, then I was interested in looking at David now being the sane man in an insane world. We’ve established he doesn’t have schizophrenia and he has these abilities. There is this time jump, for him to come back and suddenly the world is a very different place. I was interested this year in looking at a mass psychology. Mental illness can also be cultural in a way so those issues were interesting to me. We’re also exploring with Dan, he’s on a journey here in which in the language of this world, you have heroes and villains. It’s not determined yet where he’s going to end up. A lot of that’s going to have to do with what’s holding him on the good path, this love story with Rachel and his experience with Farouk. That’s really interesting to explore I hope.”
Star David Stevens added, “Issues of trust and in terms of who exactly has rescued him, what have they rescued him from,” Stevens said. “Is he a force for good or evil? Either way, is he being used? What does that then turn that into? Which team does he end up playing for is always at play I think. that’s really heightened this year."
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'Legion' Season 2 Synopsis Released







FX has released the first synopsis for Legion Season 2.
The synopsis recaps the major events from the first season of Legion while teasing things to come. Since David and Oliver have gone missing and the Shadow King is still on the lose and thirsting for power, Melanie Bird and her students have joined forces with last season's antagonists, Division III.




Here's the full synopsis:
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.
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LEGION: Things Get Seriously Weird In These Two Mind-Bending New Season 2 Promos

With the season premiere just around a month away, FX has released two more mind-bending new promos for the upcoming second season of Legion, featuring even more new footage! Come check them out!


"Who is the real David?"

After a lengthy wait, we're now just under a month away from a whole new season of mind-bending action when Legion returns for its long-awaited second season on April 3. Plot details unsurprisingly remain under lock-and-key, but we do know the new season will pick up approximately a year later, with David Haller (Dan Stevens) still presumably locked up wherever he may be.

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FX has released two new previews and while neither features that much new footage, we are teased with some very trippy ongoings.
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'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Teases Professor X in Season 2



The first season of Legion ended with the bombshell reveal that David Haller was adopted, and that his father has a significant role in the X-Men universe.
Well, if you're a fan of Marvel Comics it probably wasn't a "bombshell" per se, but when it was confirmed that Professor X was the David's biological dad in the show, it was a revelation all the same.
Series star Dan Stevens spoke with Collider about that reveal and teased how it would come in to play in Season 2, though his comments seem to indicate that fans should be patient to find out more about Charles Xavier's role in the FX series.
Asked if the reveal would be affect David moving forward, Stevens said simply said "it's always there."
"It’s always plaguing him or ringing bells in the background of whatever is going on," said Stevens. "It’s less at the forefront of his mind, at the beginning of this season, but it definitely comes into play, as we move on, as it does naturally for people who discover that they are adopted. It’s an intriguing prospect, I’ll say that."
Professor X has yet to actually appear on the series, though he was depicted as a chalk drawing in David's mind as he attempted to decipher his relationship with the Shadow King. Then there was a shot of his iconic wheelchair, which Stevens revealed has a special connection to the X-Men cinematic universe.
"[That was] the actual wheelchair from The X-Men movies, by the way, which was awesome," Stevens said. "It came up to Vancouver in a special crate and there was almost a ceremony, as it was un-boxed. It was really cool."
Legion showrunner Noah Hawley has toyed with the idea of including Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, the two actors famous for playing Professor X on the big screen. It remains to be seen if either will make an appearance, if Hawley will cast someone new, or if they'll go a different route entirely.
But Stevens basically offered Stewart the job while both were appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, after Stewart said he was retiring from the role since Logan had premiered in theaters.
1commentsWhen Stevens responded with the opportunity to reprise the role on Legion, Stewart answered enthusiastically: "ABSOLUTELY. One hundred percent."
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Stunning LEGION Key Art And Character Portraits Released Ahead Of The X-MEN Spinoff's Second Season

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As we prepare for the no-doubt bonkers sophomore season of Legion, FX has debuted some gorgeous new character portraits and a promo poster featuring David Haller and his star-crossed love, Sydney Barrett.


The first season of FX's superb X-Men spin-off show, Legion, was one of the most visually inventive TV series to come along in quite some time, and based on everything we've seen so far, the upcoming second season will be no different.

As the April 3 premiere date approaches, marketing has kicked into high gear, and following yesterday's full-length trailer we have a batch of stunning character portraits featuring several familiar faces.

To view the images all at once, simply click on the VIEW LIST (ONE PAGE) button below!

Jean Smart As Melanie Bird



Towards the end of season 1, Melanie (Jean Smart) seemed to be in a good place after being reunited with her long-lost husband (Jemaine Clement).

Okay, so Oliver had no idea who she was at first, but he seemed to be coming around before disaster struck and he was taken over by The Shadow King.

We're not sure exactly how this will affect Melanie in season 2, but if this shot is any indication, she won't be coping very well!

Hamish Linklater As Clark



Thought to have been killed during the events of the pilot episode, the Division 3 interrogator known only as Clark (Hamish Linklater) returned towards the end of the season seeking revenge against David for hideously scarring his face.

However, after realizing that The Shadow King was the far greater threat, Clark wound up joining forces with the mutants in an effort to stop the demonic creature once and for all.

Bill Irwin As Cary Loudermilk



Like Melanie, Cary (Bill Irwin) found himself estranged from his significant other at the end of season 1... although his significant other just so happens to be a young Native American girl he shares a body with.

Will Kerry (Amber Midthunder) find it in her heart to forgive her best friend so that they can once again use their unique powers to aid David? We'll find out very soon.

Aubrey Plaza As Lenny Busker



We initially thought that The Shadow King was only posing as Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) as a means to manipulate David, but even after the villain's plan was exposed he stayed in that form.

We know that season 2 will introduce a new actor as Amahl Farouk, but Lenny is also returning, so it remains to be seen how that dynamic will work.

Perhaps Lenny is now solely in control of Oliver's mind?

Rachel Keller As Sydney Barrett And Dan Stevens As David Haller



Finally, we have this really lovely key art featuring main characters David (Dan Stevens) and Sydney (Rachel Keller).

These guys did figure out a way to be intimate (well, kinda) with one another in season 1, but now that The Shadow King won't be facilitating their physic connection, they may have to figure something else out.

Tell us, are you looking forward to Legion season 2? What do you think of these images? Let us know in the usual place.
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'Legion': The Shadow King Comes Out of Hiding in Season 2

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The new season of FX and Marvel Television's mind-bending mutant series Legion is set to premiere in just a couple weeks, but fans still don't know much about the show's return.

But now Noah Hawley is opening up about classic X-Men foe the Shadow King's impact on Legion Season 2, teasing how Amal Farouk has used characters like Lenny Busker and Oliver Bird in order to achieve his goals and manipulate David Haller.


"Lenny and Oliver are being used by this character, Amahl Farouk," 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?"

The characters will have a new "reality," which was teased in the season finale when they hop in a car and drive somewhere warm.

"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," Hawley said. "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."

The inevitable confrontation between David and the Shadow King has been brewing for some time, but that won't be the only problem the titular mutant will be dealing with when the series returns.


The newly released synopsis promises that new alliances will be forged with former enemies:

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 will jump forward in time after the first season finale, in which David was abducted by a mysterious orb and whisked away. But while a year has passed for everyone else, to David he's only been gone less than a day.


"For David, it hasn’t been a year, so he’s getting his head around that, for a start. For everybody else, it’s been a year and a lot has happened in that year," said star Dan Stevens in an interview with Collider. "David has had another strange experience. He thought his problems maybe were solved with the expulsion of the Shadow King, but actually, it’s not that simple. So, far less time has passed for David. When we find him, he’s coming to terms with a whole new bend on reality."

We'll see how David copes with his new normal when Legion returns to FX on April 3rd.
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'Legion' Season 2 Character Videos Will Push You Down the Mindhole


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As the season premiere of Legion gets closer to debuting on FX, the network is starting to catch people up on the events of the series with a series of new videos.
The videos released so far focus on the characters David Haller (Dan Stevens), Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller), and Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement), and do a much better job of summarizing their journeys in the first season than the mind-bending "recap" video released last week.

Oliver is the brilliant telepath who spent most of the season frozen and/or in a coma, revived to help David and his allies in the battle against the Shadow King. Though he didn't have full use of his memories due to being trapped in the astral plane for so long, he did have a brief reunion with his wife Melanie. And then the Shadow King took over.
Syd was an introvert more concerned with hurting those around her than making connections until she met David and stumbled into the world of secret government agencies and their attempts to capture and subdue mutants. The two formed a strong bond that was tested in the end when David was abducted.

And then there's David, the man who could be the most powerful mutant in the world. After living his life under the impression that he was a schizophrenic, he took control of his mental health and his abilities after learning he was the host of a powerful psychic parasite known as the Shadow King. Through his relationship with Syd, he was able to expunge the Shadow King's influence — only to inadvertently push it onto Oliver.
The series will pick up after a time jump, immediately revealing what happened when David was abducted by the mysterious orb in the first season finale. And though a lot of days have gone by since he was taken, David had a much different experience, as Dan Stevens revealed in a recent interview with Collider.
"For David, it hasn’t been a year, so he’s getting his head around that, for a start. For everybody else, it’s been a year and a lot has happened in that year," Stevens reveals about the time jump. "David has had another strange experience. He thought his problems maybe were solved with the expulsion of the Shadow King, but actually, it’s not that simple. So, far less time has passed for David. When we find him, he’s coming to terms with a whole new bend on reality."
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LEGION Cast And Crew Take Fans Further Down The Rabbit Hole In A New Season 2 Featurette

The cast and crew of FX's X-men television series Legion give us a glimpse of Season 2 in this new featurette, and show us how much further down the rabbit hole fans will travel. Details after the jump...




In a little over a week, the weird world of Legion will be returning to FX.

The show's cast and crew recently sat down in this featurette to tell us what to expect from season 2.

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Interview: Navid Negahban on Becoming the Shadow King in 'Legion' Season 2





The second season premiere of Legion is fast approaching, and said new season will bring on a new actor to play the series' powerful psychic villain, the Shadow King.
Navid Negahban will play Ahmahl Farouk, the mutant who infested the mind of powerful mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens), a role that originally went to Wonder Woman actor Saïd Taghmaoui. ComicBook.com spoke to Negahban about joining Legion, playing Farouk, and working with the show's cast to get caught up to speed.

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You end up playing The Shadow King in Legion Season Two due to a shuffle in the original casting. Can you tell me a bit about how you ended up in the role?

Navid Negahban: Well, I was in London. I just finished Aladdin, and then I got a call from my team telling me that Noah [Hawley] wanted to talk to me, and we had the Skype call, and he told me a little bit about the character and about the project and then he asked me, "How soon can you be here?"
"Well, I just wrapped a project and I'm open and available." And then I jumped on the computer, I watched the show. I really liked it. And then I flew back on Sunday, and I went to work on Monday. So [laughs] everything was kind of, it was like a whirlwind.

Did you have to go back and reshoot a lot of material, or were you able to pick up where the rest of the cast was at?
No, we had to shoot I think about seven episodes. Just on my character on the scenes that the character had. And, I never forget the day one that I arrived I went into the production office and they handed me nine scripts. "Also, we are shooting the eighth, and this is the nine just for you to look at. And it is not done yet, but we are shooting the other seven."
So it was crazy, and Bill Irwin saw me walking on the lot with nine scripts in the hand and was so sweet, he came up to me and said, "Do you have anyone to run lines with you? Do you need help? I'm available, I have time." And then Aubrey [Plaza] was very sweet. Aubrey jumped in. She kind of created a skeleton for a character on the first season. And then with Dan [Stevens]. And both of them, they were very helpful. They came and they kept feeding me information. "OK, this is what the scene is. This is what's happening. This is what's going on." And the whole team, they really took me in. It was amazing.

Can you tell me anything about your personal take on The Shadow King?
I think the journey and the life of the character have been very fascinating. He has been around since the beginning of creation or something. This is my understanding of the character. And, the lives he's lived, the journeys that he's had. And to just capture the whole thing and embody the journey, that was a challenge of its own.
And, I don't know. You're asking me to judge my work, and I don't know how to do that. I think it's for you guys to decide what I did. And especially, I'm sure that world, the comic world, they have their own understanding. I just hope that I was able to do justice to this character because the character that’s been created, Shadow King, is not just the comic character in the comic role, he's a real character.

So, oh my gosh. It's getting kind of scary. You're scaring me. Oh gosh, now you're giving me an anxiety attack. [laughs]
Did you go back to the original comics for inspiration on The Shadow King, or did you more try to root it Noah Hawley’s world?
I think Noah's world is fascinating and the way that he's seeing the world and the way that he's capturing and the way that he's incorporating the present time into this comic world. And how each character will present a layer of us and how he regularly asks questions about us, and for us to discover ourselves as the audience. I think that's, all of this is very fascinating.
That was a world that I was introduced to and I like to stay there. I like to figure it out. His mind is fascinating, the way that he is describing, the way that he's creating. Him and Nathaniel [Halpern], they both are very open-minded, very aware of current events and the things that are happening. And these characters are not just comic characters, they are making you ask yourself, "Who am I? What am I doing here? What am I supposed to be doing? And what can I change?" I think that's what the show should be. Instead of numbing you, a TV show should be waking you up to look deeper and deeper inside yourself and see what you can discover. And I think that's what Noah and Nathaniel are doing through the show. So, on its own, it's a fascinating world, it's multilayered. And I think it's enough to discover that before you jump into another world and you're trying to understand something else. I don't know. I mean, that's the way that I see it.
The Shadow King is somewhat unique as a character played by multiple actors at the same time on the same TV show. How did you work with Aubrey Plaza like in trying to establish the character?
She was very helpful. She was very generous by allowing me to see her journey and her discovery for Shadow King. And that gave me some basis, especially because Aubrey and Dan, they've already been possessed by Shadow King, so the movements they've created meant basically Shadow King has created in them, so by me watching them and understanding and asking them, questioning and discovering their journey helped me to understand the motives and what's behind Ahmal Farouk, the Shadow King.
So, the guys were very generous and very helpful. I don't think that I would have been able to catch up the way that I did, and I would not have been able to discover the layers that I discovered if it wasn't because of the help of the rest of the cast and Noah and Nathaniel. They were on the set and we were working on the lines so that we were discovering the lines. We were discovering where it is coming from, where is it going, why is he saying what he's saying. So I think there will be tons of clues and tons of puzzle pieces. And at the end the audience will be able to create this beautiful, beautiful, amazing painting, puzzle, putting it together, putting all the elements and all the pieces together.
Is there anything you can say about your physical presence on the show? Are there prosthetics involved?
That remains to be seen. [laughs] You know, you don't want to interview the third Shadow King, do you? You are asking me questions that could cost me.
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First Word On Legion Season 2



Finally, a couple of outlets have shared their thoughts on the first four episodes on the highly anticipated second season of FX's Legion, which is set to premiere in just 3 days time.

The reviews praise the X-Men spin-off's sophomore outing for being every bit as out-there and inventive as the first, while noting that it doesn't really seem to be breaking any new ground.

Here's an excerpt from Indie Wire's write-up:
The new episodes may not start off with the bang of the series premiere, but that first episode is still a doozy. What comes in its wake shows some improved creative discipline without losing the excitement that drives an unrestrained endeavor like this one. Lynchian if not Lynch, “Legion” will still leave your mind and body more than satisfied. Both will be waltzing long into the night.
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Noah Hawley is Already Working on ‘Legion’ Season 3, and Things Are Getting Darker [TCA 2018 Exclusive]




Noah Hawley has been busy this year. Season two of Legion was on in the Spring. He directed the movie Pale Blue Dot starring Natalie Portman FX just announced he was making a fourth season of Fargo with Chris Rock, and there’s that Doctor Doom movie that’s in the works. On top of all that, Hawley still had time to crank out scripts for the third season of the FX series Legion.


Based on the character from X-Men comics, Legion tells the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens) discovering his powers. He was committed to an institution because his family thought the powers he struggled to exhibit were mental episodes. There, Melanie Bird (Jean Smart) rescued him to help him learn to use his mutant powers. In season two, he did battle with Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) but it compromised his relationships with those he loved like Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller) and his sister Amy (Katie Aselton).


During an FX reception for the Television Critics Association, FX CEO John Landgraf revealed to /Film that Hawley is hard at work on the third season of Legion, and it sounds like things are going to get very dark for David Haller.


Landgraf was happy to report on Hawley’s progress, even though Hawley’s keeping it close to the vest.


“Actually he has four scripts of the third season of Legion,” Landgraf said. “He hasn’t shown them to me yet.”


The second season of Legion ended with David giving up on cooperating with Division 3 and Melanie to defeat the Farouk. He broke free with his powers and busted Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) out to go on the run with him.


“I think we always knew it was kind of a superhero Breaking Bad story,” Landgraf said. “We always knew we were going to get to this moment in time. I’m excited because I’ve known all along this was the destination. I’m not really thrilled to see what that is.”


Hawley’s take on Legion has never been the most linear. Full of surreal imagery like giant volume knobs and drainage plugs in the middle of the dessert, and frequent jumps in time and place, Legion makes the evolution of David’s morality subtle, but it’s there.


“It’s not just that David Haller turned evil,” Landgraf said. “It’s that David Haller always struggled with his grip on reality because of the immense world spanning powers that he had and because of the fact that he’d been locked in a mental institution and he’d been left raised by a different family, the very fact that he had a parasite in his brain.”

The Road to Hell

X-Men comics rarely have black and white good guys and bad guys. Magneto is all about doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. Likewise, Legion has struggled with how to use David’s powers. The mutant still might turn around eventually, but season three is going to be about exploring his dark path.


“He did some bad things,” Landgraf said. “Sometimes it felt like the Shadow King was using him as a puppet to do those bad things, but he chose to erase Syd’s memory. He thought he was doing it for the right reason because he thought Syd didn’t see who he really was.”


Everyone thought they were doing the right thing. Well, maybe not Farouk. Or Lenny. But that’s usually how things turn bad. It’s not from people sitting around going, “How can we be evil today?”


“It’s about the complexity and nuance of good and evil,” Landgraf continued, “and the fact that by the end of the second season, he’s been betrayed by everyone he loves who all think they have a good reason for doing it which is David can destroy the world and they better contain him.”

When a Plan Comes Together

A part of me thinks that when Noah Hawley teased David’s struggle with morality in the series, he thought people wouldn’t believe him. TV creators always talk like there’s a chance their protagonists can turn dark but then they end up making the right choice. Landgraf knew Hawley wasn’t speaking empty platitudes.


“If you go back to the original conception of the show, all the way back to Legion, the character as created before Noah got his hands on Legion, he was a very dark character,” Landgraf said. “He was not explicitly a hero within that universe. But I think that Noah’s felt an enormous amount of compassion for that character and for his troubled and complicated backstory. He felt like he has a lot of compassion for people with mental illness and he wanted to tell a story about that.”


Even Landgraf was giddy to see Hawley’s plan come to fruition.


“I think what I love about the best adaptations of graphic novels is they’re not genre pieces,” Landgraf said. “They’re drama. They’re about human beings and they’re just using the heightened stakes of powers and supervillains and get at it a different way. This is that too. I’ve always loved and admired what Noah was trying to do and I think he’s finally earned the right to let loose with what he was planning from the very beginning.”


FX has always been a network that supports artists. They gave Louis C.K. full creative control for Louie, though that show is probably dead in the water now. They gave Donald Glover time off from Atlanta to film Solo: A Star Wars Story. And they’ve allowed Hawley the time to do new seasons of Fargo at his own pace, so trusting him to execute his plan is par for the course.


The third season of Legion doesn’t have a premiere date yet, so stay tuned for updates.
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LEGION Season 3 Adds Newcomer Lauren Tsai As A New Mutant Character Named Switch

The upcoming third season of FX's Legion has announced its first new cast addition in the form of up-and-coming actress/model Lauren Tsai, who will play a mutant named Switch who allies herself with David.




At the end of Legion season 2, David Haller (Dan Stevens) was revealed as the villain of the story and teleported away from his former friends with Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) in tow. We're still not sure exactly what his new plan entails, but it looks like he's going to have more than just one ally to help him see it through.

According to Variety, former reality TV star turned actress Lauren Tsai has joined the cast of season 3 in the key role of Switch, a mutant "whose secret ability serves as the key to executing David Haller’s plan."

In the comics, Switch was a member of the villainous group known as The Hellions, who had the ability to switch minds with an individual and possess their body.

We still don't have an exact premiere date for Legion season 3, but it is expected to be with us at some point this year.
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