FX's Legion Will End After Season 3
FX made the announcement at a Television Critics Association panel.
We don't yet know Legion Season 3's release date, but we do know one concrete thing about it: Legion Season 3 will be the show's final season, FX announced today. The network made the announcement during its panel at the twice-yearly Television Critics Association event in Los Angeles. FX CEO John Landgraf said during the panel that ending Legion with its third season was always creator Noah Hawley's plan.
"I think endings are what give stories meaning," Hawley said during the separate Legion panel later in the day. "I always thought about this as a complete story with a beginning, middle and end, and it felt like a three-act story, so this felt like a natural place to end it."
FX announced Legion Season 3 before Season 2 had even completed airing, back in June. The network's president of original programming, Eric Schrier, issued a statement in a press release at the time indicating that FX has faith in the series and its creators.
"Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season," Schrier said. "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."