Legion was one of the best television shows this year, and it is a crime that they weren’t nominated for any Emmys. While the panel for the show was generally uninformative — mostly because they haven’t started shooting Legion Season 2 yet — they did do a press line. Stars Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza talked to ComicBook.com about some of the things we can expect from the second season. Stevens said:
“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.”
Plaza wants to dig further into the history of Farouk and where he came from:
“There’s Farouk’s [The Shadow King] family – let’s bring the family in. See where this b*tch comes from.”
It sounds like we could be getting some of the latter. Saïd Taghmaoui from Wonder Woman was announced at Comic-Con that he’ll be playing The Shadow King in the second of the X-Men show. We’ve seen a few versions of Farouk so far, so it’s going to be interesting to see what they decide to do with the villain going forward.
Legion exists in its own little corner of the X-Men universe, so it’s not looking like it’s going to be crossing over anytime soon. Then again, this is a show told through, primarily, an unreliable narrator so who knows what is actually happening. This is a show where they could end it on a “it was all a dream” twist and it would actually work.
Summary: David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.
Legion, created by Noah Hawley, stars Stevens, Plaza, Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder. Legion Season 2 is due out in 2018.