Don’t worry, Legion fans, the acclaimed X-Men-verse drama from writer-producer Noah Hawley will return for another year. FX has renewed the series for a second season.
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said FX programming president Eric Schrier. “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.”
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Legion opened to strong reviews from critics (averaging an 82 out of 100 on Metacritic) but a sluggish start in the ratings (1.6 million — below premieres by FX’s The Bastard Executioner and Taboo and well below the likes of Hawley’s Fargo). But the Marvel series starring Dan Stevens as a mutant troubled by his incredible powers has been a strong gainer in DVR playback.
Legion airs its sixth episode tonight while Hawley’s Fargo returns for its third season April 19.