Aubrey Plaza Is Playing Mind Games in the New Legion Teaser
— Legion (@LegionFX) February 20, 2018
The latest teaser for Legion very smartly draws on one of the show’s biggest strengths: Aubrey Plaza. While the teaser doesn’t tell us much about the upcoming plot for this season, it does remind us just how amazing Plaza is as the sinister Doctor Busker—which, for me, is plenty enough reason to tune in. You can watch the teaser in either the above Twitter video or the YouTube video below (whichever works for you).
“I need to remind you: what you think is real never occurred,” Plaza tells the viewer. “David Haller? He’s a figment, a reflection of who you wish you could be. His lover? Your repressed sexual appetite. His friends? Surrogates for all the little broken parts of your psyche. The exciting lives they live are your dreamscape. It was all a projection of your subconscious, nothing more.”
“And what’s coming is … Well, what’s coming is very, very real,” Plaza concludes. “But let’s save that for our next season.”
This sinister, trippy teaser seems to fit with what we know about this upcoming season, which will jump forward a year from the end of Season One. Back in January, showrunner Noah Hawley said, “If the first year was the story of an insane man in a sane world, then [for Season 2] I was interested in looking at David now being the sane man in an insane world.”
“I was interested this year in looking at a mass psychology,” Hawley continued. “Mental illness can also be cultural in a way, so those issues were interesting to me. We’re also exploring with Dan; he’s on a journey here in which in the language of this world, you have heroes and villains. It’s not determined yet where he’s going to end up. A lot of that’s going to have to do with what’s holding him on the good path, this love story with Rachel and his experience with Farouk. That’s really interesting to explore, I hope.”
The second season of Legion arrives on April 3, 2018.
(via ComicBook.com; featured image: screengrab)
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