Legion season 2 to air in April

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 8th Feb 2018 News

The (sort of) X-Men spinoff will return to screens this Spring.

The second season of X-Men spinoff Legion will air in April on FX.

The series stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, the son of Professor X as he discovers that he is not a schizophrenic as he first thought, but in fact one of the most powerful mutants to have ever lived.

The official release date has been confirmed to be April 3rd in the US, with the UK date expected to be soon afterward.

Despite officially being based on an X-Men comic, the show does not reference any wider X-Men universe, with no mentions of the films or other TV series. 

Legion’s first season was critically acclaimed, with many praising the trippy direction and performances from Stevens and guest stars like Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation).

The show is overseen by writer and producer Noah Hawley, who is also the showrunner of other FX hit show Fargo.

March and April appear to be a popular time for big TV releases, with Westworld also due to begin again in April. This is supposedly because it’s the latest time a series can still be considered for this year’s Emmy awards.

Game of Thrones previously used to also air in Spring, but the show is skipping 2018 due to the large production values of its final season.

Source: Collider