Legion -- FX's surrealist X-Men-adjacent series -- has officially come to an end, concluding a three-year run. While series creator Noah Hawley says a three-season arc was always his intention, Jeph Loeb -- Executive Vice President of Marvel Television -- hopes Hawley will one day return to tell new stories starring his eccentric cast of mutants.
"It's a remarkable show created and visualized by an extraordinary filmmaker," Loeb said of Legion in an interview with Deadline. "Noah carried this from the start -- told us how he wanted the show to begin and how he wanted it to end -- and we've respected that. Having FX as our partner made it very exciting as well, from both a creative and marketing standpoint."
From there, Loeb was asked about a potential continuation or follow-up to Hawley's work on Legion. "As to the future, that world and those characters will always be there," he said. "It's our hope that Noah will want to return to them in any capacity he thinks is worth telling. FX remains a huge priority for us because we can tell those unexpected stories there and [network chairman] John Landgraf is something of a visionary himself. They 'get' us and we 'get' them. We like all of that.
"From Marvel’s point of view, Noah told us the end of the story when he told us the beginning of the story," Loeb continued. "These characters, some of which are part of the Marvel library, will live on. I think of it as if this is the end of this graphic novel. If Noah came back to us in a day or a year, we hope that FX would want to tell the next story."
FX's Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater, Navid Negahban and Lauren Tsai.