Good news for Legion fans! As reported by Variety, FX has decided to renew the Marvel Comics inspired series Legion for another season. The first season of the show consists of eight episodes, five of which have already aired.
Legion is the first television series to deal with the X-Men so it’s not connected to any of the MCU movies or MCU shows, so far. It was created and executive produced by the showrunner of Fargo, Noah Hawley. The series revolves around David Haller, a man diagnosed with schizophrenia who discovers that maybe his illness isn’t actually an illness at all but rather the manifestations of his mutant superpower.
Mutant and Proud
Legion isn’t only a hit with fans, as FX original programming co-president Eric Schrier called the first season “a stunning achievement.” He then went on to say, “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the superhero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.”
The other person who seems to be delighted with Legion’s success is Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb added, “We are thrilled there will be a new season of Legion. Noah’s spectacular take on David Haller and all the other characters he brought to life makes us ache for more. We’re particularly proud of our partners at FX and the success we share on our first TV series together.”
Legion stars Dan Stevens, previously known for Downton Abbey and most recently Beauty and the Beast, as David Haller and he is joined by a very talented cast that includes Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Katie Aselton, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, and Mackenzie Gray. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Loeb, Jim Chory, and John Cameron are all executive producers along with Hawley.