Joining the likes of new FX hits Atlanta, Taboo, and Feud; Legion has already been renewed for a second season. Although the first season is yet to be completed, the critically acclaimed series is already gearing up for a 2018 continuity. Presidents of FX Networks and FX Productions Eric Schrier and Nick Grad announced yesterday that this is all because Legion is currently one of the most-watched new cable dramas of the year.
“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,” says Schrier in a Marvel.com post. “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.”
Executive Producer and head of Marvel Productions, 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.”
Producer Noah Hawley is no novice to character-driven FX writing with the dramatic black comedy Fargo being one of his better-known writing credits. Hawley is also known for his writing on Bones, The Unusuals, My Generation, and as a producer for upcoming sci-fi film Pale Blue Dot starring Reese Witherspoon.
The all-star line-up of producers alongside the cast of Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, and Rachel Keller have been able to propel Legion’s first season into a Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh score of 93 per cent and a Metacritic score of 82 for universal acclaim.
Expect to finish off season one of Legion Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. until next year’s season two release.