In an unexpected turn of events Saïd Taghmaoui has dropped out of his role as The Shadow King. Taghmaoui was supposed to play the villain on Legion‘s upcoming second season.
Taghmaoui posted about the departure on Twitter but gave no reason for why he is leaving. However, he did tease a big surprise is coming soon.
This news is very strange considering Taghmaoui had previously posted an image on his Twitter in full makeup for the character.
Given that filming began back in September for th new season FX will have to recast the role and most likely reshoot al of Taghmaoui’s scenes.
Source: Saïd Taghmaoui