Legion Saïd Taghmaoui Exits

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Legion is losing its bad guy.

Saïd Taghmaoui — who co-starred in this year’s Wonder Woman movie — will no longer portray Amahl Farouk, aka the Shadow King, in Season 2 of the FX drama, our sister site Variety reports.

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con this past July that the actor would be playing a new incarnation of the malevolent parasite that invaded David’s psyche in Season 1 before finally being expelled in the finale. The role will be recast.

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