Starring: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza and Jeremie Harris
Created by: Noah Hawley (Based on the Marvel Comic by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz)
Tuesdays at 10P On FX
My rating: *****/5
“Legion” has returned for a second season on FX after its successful first season in 2017. Much like the Marvel comic the series is based on, the series is a mind bending look at the human psyche and one of the most unique parts of the fictional universe of the X-men.
Picking up from the events of the first season finale, David Haller (Dan Stevens) has been transported to a strange facility that resembles an ancient Japanese castle. As a series of bizarre events unfolds, Haller must not only deal with paranormal phenomena around him; but further challenges in his own mind.
While following the surprise success of the first season was never going to be easy, series creator Noah Hawley has definitely risen to the task of continuing the story as well as delivering more weird and wonderful setups. Haller’s meeting with a strange Japanese man recalls the bizarre yet engaging drama of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks,”and a scene where two mutants escape from the authorities combines disturbing imagery with the classic show tune “Swinging on a Star.”
Even though the season could go anywhere from here, it’s clear that the second season of “Legion” looks to be every bit as fantastic as the first. As a great show on its own and as an addition to the “X-men” fictional universe, it’s highly recommended.