David Haller and FX's "Legion" will return for a second season in 2018, as reported Wednesday by Deadline. The outlet states that a decision hasn't been made on how many episodes the second season will contain, but the X-Men-inspired drama will consist of at least eight episodes, which equals the total from Season One.
"The first season of 'Legion' was a stunning achievement," FX's President of Original Programming Eric Schrier said. "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 [Hawley], his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of 'Legion.'"
Marvel Television, who partners with Fox on Marvel-based TV projects (unlike 20th Century Fox's X-Men films, where there's more separation), chimed in with praise for the series as well.
"We are thrilled there will be a new season of 'Legion,'" Marvel Television and "Legion" Executive Producer Jeph Loeb said. "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" is based on Marvel's X-Men character of David Haller/Legion, created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, though the show has been separate from past live-action X-Men-related projects. Starring Dan Stevens as David Haller, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Aselton, Jeremie Harris, Bill Irwin and Amber Midthunder, "Legion" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. The show's sixth episode is slated to air tonight.