Legion was a fantastic X-Men show that came out earlier this year. Actor Dan Stevens spoke to Collider and he was able to drop a few bits of information.
“It’s nice to have a little bit of groundwork because going into that first season, we didn’t know what to expect. Nobody did. There’s not really been a show like it. It’s nice to have a little bit of bedrock now. I hope it’s even weirder and more wonderful than the first season is. I’m really enjoying it.”
When asked whether this second season will have a more traditional villain with the Shadow King:
“The words ‘traditional format’ don’t really apply to Legion.”
When asked what they learned from the first season to the second season, Stevens talked about moving shooting locations and how that change will play into the story.
“I hope so, yeah. We’ve moved locations. The first season was shot in Vancouver and the second season is in L.A., which is interesting and different and great. We definitely incorporate elements of that move into the show. We’re aware of the change of location, let’s put it that way.”
Finally, Stevens was asked about working with showrunner Noah Hawley and how he is very collaborative with his actors — even if he doesn’t tell them what’s going to happen next.
“That’s a good question. What he demands of his cast and filmmakers takes a great presence of mind. We’ve had a lot of interesting and varied directors want to come and play on the show, and you have to just be present in each scene and be prepared for the extraordinary turns and elements that get woven in. You never fall into that procedural rut, which certainly keeps you on your toes.”
We know virtually nothing about the second season of Legion, but it is expected to debut in early 2018. If we’re lucky, it’ll be just as masterfully weird and random as the first season.
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, Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder. Legion Season 2 is due out in 2018.
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