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Legion - Season 2 - Saïd Taghmaoui Exits as Amahl Farouk + Episode Order Increased *Updated*

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28th November 2017 - Saïd Taghmaoui Exits

“Wonder Woman” star Saïd Taghmaoui has exited season two of FX’s “Legion,” currently in production in Los Angeles.

An FX spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that Taghmaoui has left the production, saying that a decision was made to recast his role, but not commenting further. No new actor has yet been set.

Taghmaoui appeared to announce his departure from the series Saturday on Twitter, writing, “Finally I’m not going to be in Legion but a big surprise coming soon.”

“Legion” began shooting in September. It is not known how many scenes with Taghmoaoui had already been shot. A representative for Taghmoaoui declined to comment.

20th July 2017 - Saïd Taghmaoui Cast as Amahl Farouk + Episode Order Increased

Wonder Woman actor Saïd Taghmaoui has been cast to play the role of Amahl Farouk on Legion, the comic book drama from FX and Fargo creator Noah Hawley, based on an obscure but vibrant corner of Marvel's X-Men universe. The news was announced at the show's official Comic-Con panel.

FX describes Farouk as a "villain with a thousand faces. In his real form, he is always nattily dressed. Dapper with a thin Clark Gable style mustache. His eyes forever hidden behind a pair of ornate sunglasses. He was hip long before there was such an idea. He can seductively hold court on any topic and in any language, but his true passion lies in the singular timeless notion of power and amassing as much of it as possible."

"It is rumored he is the spawn of the first nightmare, which is fitting because fear is his weapon of choice in exposing weakness in others. To Farouk, fear equals weakness and he fears nothing. Which is why he takes such delight in seeing others squirm — a reminder he is more powerful than them."

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