Well, even though we are a long way from ‘Legion’ Season 2 which is not set to premiere until 2018, the show just keeps on giving. This week we get a look at the script for the Season 2 premiere courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, showing us what became of Lenny and Oliver after they drove off into the proverbial sunset at the end of Season 1 looking for “someplace warm.”
Clearly, things are not looking great for them, as they still seem to be trapped and under the control of the Shadow King, aka Amahl Farouk. What exactly this means for the future of their characters and for David himself, we are not quite sure, but it is a fascinating twist (as are most of the ones thrown at us by ‘Legion’), and definitely gets me excited for the next season of the show. Check out the released script page for yourself below, as well as executive producer Noah Hawley’s comments on that page below that.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly about Season 2, Hawley gave some insight into the revealed script page, and what it meant for Lenny and Oliver in the coming season:
“Lenny and Oliver are being used by this character, Amahl Farouk. He wears their faces from time to time. It’s his way of hiding himself. I had this thought of, ‘What does Freddy Krueger do during the day?’ I thought it was interesting, the idea of the downtime of these characters. They’re not being used and so what is reality like for them? They’re being placated, that they’re in some place beautiful that may not actually be a physical space, it may be a mental space, like an astral plane. They have everything they need, they’re by the pool, it’s beautiful, but at a certain point, there’s part of them that realizes that they’re just trapped in this reality they don’t have any control over.”
And if that is not enough to whet your ‘Legion’ appetite, the American Society of Cinematographers recently released a whole set of behind the scenes photos for the first season of ‘Legion’ on Instagram, which you can check out below. Note, make sure you scroll through the left and right arrows, as each post has numerous pictures you can peruse.
Synopsis from Season 1:
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 he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.
A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.