Noah Hawley, FX and Marvel Television are not finished with their quirky & trippy television journey into the world of the X-Men. Ahead of the season two finale, FX has officially ordered a third season of Legion, according to Deadline.
“Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season,” said Eric Schrier, president of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “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 focuses on David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier/Professor X in the comics and teased in the show as well, who once believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover while institutionalized that he’s actually one of the most powerful mutants in the world.
Hawley, also behind FX’s very successful currently on break Fargo anthology series, is the showrunner and an executive producer alongside FX/Fox’s Cameron, Shuler Donner and Kingberg as well as Marvel’s Loeb. The move to keep the show is also fitting because very soon FX and Marvel could be corporate siblings if Disney’s bid to buy up Fox’s movie and television assets pans out.
Legion airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.