FX has renewed its psychedelic X-Men spinoff Legion for a third season.
Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion centers on David Haller (Dan Stevens), a powerful mutant mistakenly diagnosed with schizophrenia who, after years in and out of psychiatric institutions, learns that he’s actually been tormented for most of his life by the psychic parasite known as the Shadow King.
Developed by Noah Hawley for FX Productions and Marvel Television, the series concludes its 11-episode second season on June 12.
“Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season,” Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX productions, said in a statement. “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."
In Legion Season 2, David and his allies at Division 3 have been on the trail of the Shadow King, who's unleashed into the world and in search of his body, hidden years earlier by David's father (X-Men founder Charles Xavier) and some monks.
Airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater and Navid Negahban.