This year, the first season of Legion surprised Marvel fans with its unique take on the X-men mythology. Fans will be happy to know that season 2 will include more elements from the X-men comics.
In an interview with comicbook.com at this year’s San Diego Comic-con, Legion star Dan Stevens had this to say about what’s in store for season 2:
“There’s some cool outfits that we haven’t seen; there’s some hair that we’ve got to work up to; there’s also some locations… there’s some stuff in Tibet in the comics, I wouldn’t be adverse to it.”
As stated by Dan Stevens, fans can expect more elements like costumes, locations, and hairstyles from the X-men comics in season 2 of Legion, the most likely of which being Legion’s iconic hairstyle from the comics. It will be fun to see how this particular element will be included in season 2. I think it will fit right in the show’s strange and zany tone, and will be great to see Legion further embrace its comic book roots.
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
Season 2 of Legion will premiere in 2018.