Watch the 'Legion' season premiere Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.
The acclaimed series “Legion” returns to FX tonight — Tuesday, April 3 — kicking off another season of grippingly mind-bending, visually striking episodes following the journey of the powerful mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens) and his allies as they battle to stop the threat of the Shadow King.
For those looking for a refresher on where the series left off, click on over to our article giving a run down on the “Legion” characters and where we last saw them.
Beyond that, you can read what “Legion” showrunner Noah Hawley had to say about Season 2 and the hunt for the Shadow King, and see what star Dan Stevens had to say about how David has changed going into the new season.
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, “Legion” follows David Haller, 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.
“Legion” Season 2 premieres Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.