“Legion” Renewed by FX for a 3rd Season

Based on the Marvel comic series by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion follows the trials and tribulations of David (Dan Stevens), a man believed to be schizophrenic who is actually a mutant.  Recently, the series was given the good news of an extra episode on its sophmore season, for a total of 11.  Now there is more good news…

FX has renewed it’s acclaimed drama series Legion for a 3rd season.

FX has had a good run with executive producer and showrunner, Noah Hawley, who also created and runs the Fargo series for FX.

Eric Shrier, president of Original Programming on FX said,

Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season. “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.”

Hawley serves as executive producer, along with John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Jeph Loeb. Series writer Nathaniel Halpern is co-executive producer.

The series also stars Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater, and Navid Negahban.

Legion airs on Tuesdays at 9pm CST.  There are three more episodes this season.  The second season finale is set to air on June 12th.  With the renewal the series should return some time in 2019.

As yet, there is no word on the return of Hawley’s other series Fargo.  Warren Littlefield indicated that due to Hawley’s tight schedule Fargo would likely not start filming till 2019 with an eye to return to screens in 2020.

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