While never the strongest in viewership, Legion has been an absolute joy to watch. Creator/showrunner Noah Hawley’s series, based on the X-Men character of the same name, has melded psychology, great characters, and trippy visuals to create the most unique comic book series out there. It comes as quite a relief, then, that it will continue for another season.
One person who seems quite happy about the renewal is FX president of original programming Schrier, who gushed:
Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season … 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.
Schrier isn’t wrong. Legion has continually redefined what a superhero series can be and gets one quite excited for the possibility of Hawley’s in development Doctor Doom movie. Here’s hoping that the viewership numbers increase so that he can tell David Haller’s story for as long as he needs.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Legion airs Tuesday nights on FX at 10 PM.
David Haller is a troubled young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. Shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next, in his early 30s, David meets and falls in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd. After a startling encounter with her, he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd leads David to Melanie Bird, a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists — Ptonomy, Kerry, and Cary — each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they help David to recognize and harness his hidden abilities and unlock a deeply suppressed truth — he has been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power.