"I wanted to be normal. Does any of this look normal to you?"
One of my favorite Marvel series on network TV is Noah Hawley's FX show Legion. Season 1 was so freakin' good! Now today, we get our first look at the upcoming second season. The promo spot features David Haller (Dan Stevens) back with his allies at Summerland, but we still have no idea where the mutant ran off to.
The brief promo also offers a quick glimpse of the characters Syd (Rachel Keller), Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Cary (Bill Irwin), Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) and Oliver (Jemaine Clement).
In case you don't remember, the Season 1 finale came to an end with Oliver running off with Lenny, and David being sucked into a floating orb. I can't wait to see where Season 2 takes us. In an interview with /Film, Hawley talked a bit about the upcoming season and says there's going to be a big time jump:
"If the first year was the story of an insane man in a sane world, then I was interested in looking at David now being the sane man in an insane world. We’ve established he doesn’t have schizophrenia and he has these abilities. There is this time jump, for him to come back and suddenly the world is a very different place. I was interested this year in looking at a mass psychology. Mental illness can also be cultural in a way so those issues were interesting to me. We’re also exploring with Dan, he’s on a journey here in which in the language of this world, you have heroes and villains. It’s not determined yet where he’s going to end up. A lot of that’s going to have to do with what’s holding him on the good path, this love story with Rachel and his experience with Farouk. That’s really interesting to explore I hope.
"I didn’t want to go in season two it’s all clarity all the time, so we built in a time jump. We can muddy the waters agin. I think that’s the fun of the show, the mystery of trying to figure things out."
Legion Season 2 is set to premiere in April on FX.