WONDER WOMAN Star Saïd Taghmaoui Joins LEGION Season Two As The Shadow King

WONDER WOMAN Star Saïd Taghmaoui Joins LEGION Season Two As The Shadow King

WONDER WOMAN Star Saïd Taghmaoui Joins LEGION Season Two As The Shadow King

Breaking news out of San Diego Comic- Con as it's just been revealed that Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) has joined the cast of Legion season two as Amahl Farouk, a.k.a. the Shadow King! Take a look!

The Legion panel ended with a pretty major news drop (well, two) as FX officially revealed that Saïd Taghmaoui has joined the season two cast as Amahl Farouk, a.k.a. the Shadow King. 

The entire principal cast, including Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder, were all in attendance for the show's first ever SDCC panel alongside series creator Noah Hawley and executive producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb. 

Season two plot details were kept under wraps, but Hawley did cryptically tease that they are working on possibly introducing David Haller's famous father, Professor X. We also learned that the second season will consist of ten episodes, which are expected to debut early 2018. 

Taghmaoui is coming in hot after a scene-stealing performance as Sameer in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman and his past credits include American Hustle, Three Kings, The Infiltrator, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Lost.

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!


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.

Legion features:
Dan Stevens as David Haller
Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett
Jean Smart as Melanie Bird
Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker
Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton as Amy Haller
Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk
Hamish Linklater as The Interrogator
Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird


Legion returns February 2018

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