Although fans of FX’s Legion will have to wait until April for the return of the X-Men spinoff, they can get their first glimpse of Season 2 in the network’s 2018 preview.
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Developed by Noah Hawley (Fargo), the series is based on Marvel Comics character David Haller, the mentally ill — and immensely powerful — son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Legion stars Dan Stevens as David, who was diagnosed at an early age with schizophrenia and spent much of his life in and out of mental institutions. However, as the first season unfolded he learned that he isn’t mentally ill but had instead been possessed since childhood by Amahl Farouk, the psychic parasite known as the Shadow King. In the Season 1 finale, the Shadow King was freed from David’s body and unleashed into the world, and David teleported into a mysterious mechanical orb and taken away.
In this fleeting preview, which begins at the video at the 1:01 mark, Stevens’ David Haller says, “I wanted to be normal. Any of this look normal to you?” We also get a look at returning cast members Rachel Keller, Jeremie Harris, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement and Bill Irwin, along with what appears to be David inside that mysterious orb. However, it’s anyone’s guess what the scene below depicts: