FX Renews 'Legion' for Season 2
If you're a Marvel fan, then here's some good news for you. FX has renewed new drama Legion for a second season.
There is only eight episodes during the show's inaugural season, but it is unknown how many season 2 will have.
"The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement," co-President of FX Networks' Original Programming said. "More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero 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."
Marvel TV's 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 debuted to positive reviews and 1.62 million viewers, which increased to 3.59 million when adding in delayed viewing. Season 1 has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an 82 with Metacritic.
The series, created by Fargo's Noah Hawley and based on the Marvel Comics, centers on a mutant named David Haller who, as a child, was diagnosed with schizophrenia and has been sent to different psychiatric hospitals over the years. He meets another patient and realizes that there may be more than meets the eye with his diagnosis.
Cast members include Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Jean Smart.
Legion is FX's first Marvel series and is the first X-Men related show, though FOX is currently developing their own. It seems like every network is trying to get in on the Marvel phenomenon. ABC has Agents of SHIELD and, soon, Inhumans. Netflix has Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and, eventually, The Defenders and The Punisher. Freeform is working on one called Cloak and Dagger, as is Hulu with Runaways.
Legion airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.