Let Aubrey Plaza Drive You Mad in First ‘Legion’ Season 2 Promo
We figured the promotional campaign for Legion Season 2 would be pretty cerebral, but not threaten our own sanity. Allow Aubrey Plaza to convince you that FX’s Legion was never real at all, even as a mysterious new trailer suggests otherwise.
Following some initial first footage, star Aubrey Plaza appears to be kicking off Legion Season 2 promotion in earnest with a cryptic promo alleging none of the characters were real, but rather projections of our own subconscious minds. The bizarre spot does end with some new footage and a reminder of the April 3 premiere, as well as Plaza’s suggestion that “what’s coming is very, very real … but let’s save that for our next season.”
Once you’ve regained a grip on your sanity, we have good news. FX may not intend to premiere a traditional trailer for Legion Season 2 just yet, but what appears to be a Chinese copy of a recently-aired promo has made its way online:
Here’s the full Season 2 synopsis:
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.
Elsewhere of the ten-episode Season 2, we last saw David (Dan Stevens) abducted into a mysterious orb that might be the “Equinox” mentioned by Division III. Creator Noah Hawley also previously spoke to the possibility of seeing Professor X in Season 2, saying “I don’t know yet what that would be. It depends on who would do it. If we reach that part of the story, is it funnier if it’s the young or the old one? It could be great if you’re older than your dad.” The next run also recast Season 1 big bad Amahl Farouk with Homeland alum Navid Negahban, as Said Taghmaoui left the project.
We’ll have more on Legion’s return soon, so watch the footage below and stay tuned for the latest on Season 2.
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