Legion, the Marvel Comics TV series created by Fargo’s Noah Hawley, is to return to UK television two weeks after it premieres in the US.
FOX will show the first episode of Legion season two on Tuesday 17 April 2018, at 9pm, following the US premiere on FX on 3 April.
Season two continues the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey, The Guest), who believes he is a schizophrenic, only to discover that he may be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
Based on the comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the series sees Hawley serve as executive producer, along with John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
If you’ve seen the first series, here’s a recap. If you haven’t, do yourself a favour by skipping these spoilers and instead grab a duvet day of epic superhero TV!
SEASON ONE SYNOPSIS
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 recognise 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 organisation, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.