After only six weeks on air, Noah Hawley’s Legion has already been renewed for a season two on FX.
Based in Marvel’s X-Men universe, Legion stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, an astonishingly powerful telepathic mutant who was previously and mistakenly thought to only be schizophrenic. In the comics, Haller suffers from multiple personality disorder and each of his different personalities have a distinct set of their own powers. He’s also the son of Professor X (though based on Patrick Stewart’s recent comments, it doesn’t sound like we’ll be seeing the pair together on Legion at all this season).
Here’s what Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX, had to say about the show’s renewal today:
The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement. 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.
You might recognize Hawley’s name from another FX series, Fargo, a similarly critically acclaimed and twice-renewed adaptation of the 1998 Coen Brothers film of the same name. That show is also returning next month, putting only a couple of weeks between the airings of the creator’s two shows. Though we likely won’t get a more exact date for some time, season two of Legion is set to premiere sometime in 2018. For now, the show’s first season continues tonight (Wednesday, March 15) at 10 p.m. EST on FX.
In case you couldn’t already tell by our reviews, we think Fargo is pretty much a masterpiece, and Legion isn’t half bad, either. You can check out a tease for the forthcoming season of the former here, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the latter here. Be sure to stay tuned to Paste for more on FX and Noah Hawley’s collaborations, as it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon.