Legion Renewed For Season 3, And FX Is Incredibly Proud Of It
"Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations."
If you're a fan of FX's X-Men Universe series, Legion, then you're in luck as the network announced it has been renewed for a third season. This was no surprise, but it was interesting to see FX vocally stand by the series, even though the ratings have dropped a lot since Season 1.
FX Productions president of original programming Eric Schrier made a statement about Legion, after its renewal was announced that FX has a lot of 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 in a press release. "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."
Last month, FX ordered an extra episode for Season 2, which will air on June 12. At this point in time, there is no set date for Season 3 to begin airing. Creator and writer Noah Hawley will be directing next year's sci-fi drama Pale Blue Dot and he's writing and directing the new Doctor Doom film as well.
Legion's numbers for Season 2 haven't been exceptionally strong, with the May 29 episode only pulling in 362,000 viewers, according to TV By The Numbers. The Season 1 finale of the show, back in March 2017, pulled in 812,000 viewers. Regardless, FX stands by the show.
Fans of the show may be wondering when Legion will delve into David Haller's lineage. More specifically, that he's the son of legendary X-Men founder, Charles Xavier. Hawley explained it's coming, but not just yet: "Obviously David's father is who he is," Hawley explained to Observer. "He was adopted and not only that but this monster came into him when he was a baby, and he's got a lot of questions about his dad and I would imagine that will be important. We don't get there specifically this year but it feels like we’re moving in that direction… It's a three or four or five act story where each season is another chapter in that story."
Legion airs on Tuesdays at 10 PM ET on FX, with the second season closing out on June 12. If you're interested in the series, check out the GameSpot Universe breakdowns of every episode, and you can see our breakdown of Episode 9 above.
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