Actors struggle to figure out what’s going on in Legion

Legion stars Rachel Keller and Dan Stevens, who play mutants with formidable abilities.
Legion stars Rachel Keller and Dan Stevens, who play mutants with formidable abilities.PHOTO: FOX

Known for its trippy surrealism, the critically acclaimed X-Men spin-off has even its cast trying to make sense of its script

Between its schizophrenic protagonist and trippy arthouse surrealism, Legion - the critically acclaimed X-Men spin-off - is far from your typical Marvel show.

And with numerous scenes exploring mental illness or taking place in the "astral plane" and people's minds, it may be the only superhero series where it is not just the viewers, but also the cast, who are trying to work out what is going on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2018, with the headline 'Mystery rules in Legion'. Print Edition | Subscribe