We’ve been really, really excited about FX’s adaptation of the Legion comics for a minute now, from casting announcements to details about the creative team, and went out of our minds after that first trailer debuted. The Noah Hawley-visioned series (you know, the guy who made the very excellent Fargo?) about poor David Haller and his misunderstood dissociative personality disorder has only given us that initial peek at what we have to look forward to—until now. In two new clips, the series’ sense of humor and surreality are on full display and we.are.so.ready.for.it.
Playful and serious with seemingly glorious aplomb, the first of the two new teasers finally giving us a longer look at exactly the sort of series we’re in for. Namely: one of lighthearted darkness. Which is, naturally, played to perfect affect by Aubrey Plaza in the wordless clip above. Her character, Lenny, is David’s only friend and one we’re very excited to see as the normally dark and deadpan Plaza is playing someone described as having the “likable energy of an impossible optimist.”
In the next clip, we’re exposed to a bit more of the disbelief surrounding David’s condition—swappin’ bodies? Doing kaleidoscopic dances?—as it relates to the mental hospital he seems to be hanging out at:
UUUUUGH—I mean, come on. Right? This show has thrown a bunch of dark Fargo humor into our superhero comics and we are more than ready for this adaptation that’s coming our way in 2017.
But what do you think of the new Legion trailers? Let us know in the comments below.
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