Things aren’t going to be calming down for David Haller any time soon. FX has announced that they’ve renewed their Legion TV show for a third season. Season two is currently airing on Tuesday nights.
An FX sci-fi drama centering on the X-Men character, Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, David Negahban, Jemaine Clement, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Hamish Linklater, and Jean Smart. The superhero thriller follows David Haller (Stevens). After being in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, David met Syd (Keller), who helped him realize he wasn’t schizophrenic, but rather, in possession of incredible abilities. Upon exorcising the Shadow King from his body, David disappeared. Now his team must ally themselves with former nemesis Clark (Linklater) and Division III, his government organization. Meanwhile, the Shadow King, i.e. Amahl Farouk (Negahban) continues his quest for unlimited, apocalyptic power.
Despite the season-to-season drop in ratings, FX has renewed the show for season three. Those episodes are expected to air in 2019.
The renewal keeps a Marvel show on the FX schedule. A couple months ago, the cable channel cancelled plans for a Deadpool animated series.
“Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season,” said FX president of original programming Eric Schrier. “We are incredibly proud of Noah Hawley’s achievement and are honored to continue the series as it pushes the boundaries of conventional television storytelling. We are also grateful for the contributions of our executive producers, John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Jeph Loeb with Marvel Television, as well as our outstanding cast and crew of this groundbreaking show.”
— Legion (@LegionFX) June 1, 2018
What do you think? Do you like the Legion TV show? Are you glad that it’s been renewed foor a third season?