‘Downton’ star’s ‘X-Men’ TV series ‘Legion’ will be back for a second season

FX has ordered a second season of Legion.

Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Noah Hawley’s drama series tells the story of David Haller (Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human.

Legion launched in the UK last month.

Executive producer Jeph Loeb commented: “We are thrilled there will be a new season of Legion. Noah’s spectacular take on David Haller and all the other characters he brought to life makes us ache for more. We’re particularly proud of our partners at FX and the success we share on our first TV series together.”

Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, added: “The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement. More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.”

The show’s official synopsis reads: “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.”

The sixth episode of Legion airs in the UK tonight at 9pm on FOX.

Season 2 will premiere in 2018.

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