FX Orders ‘Legion’ Back For Season 2!
LEGION, the wonderfully bonkers take on the Marvel comic book character, has been picked up for a 2nd season, US network FX have announced.
Created in the (clearly deranged) mind of Noah Hawley, LEGION follows the story of David Haller, a young man who has struggled with mental illness since his teens. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
“We are thrilled there will be a new season of Legion,” commented Jeph Loeb, Marvel God, and the show’s EP. “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.”
Whilst technically, this is an X-Men spin off, it’s really not like any other superhero show you’ve ever seen. Characters change, storylines switch, and reality bends in such a mind-melting way, you sometimes feel you’re losing your own sanity. Yet, amazingly, you can still follow the overall plot, and it keeps you wanting to come back for more. It’s truly masterful writing and superb direction that manage to hold the show together in a way which could easily fall apart in less skilled hands.
The second season is likely to land in 2018, but if you want to catch up, you can find LEGION on Sky On Demand, with new episodes airing Thursday nights at 9pm on FOX UK.