Variety has word from the Television Critics Association winter press tour that FX has announced at the event that they’ll be ending their X-Men series Legion after the third season, which will be the final season. Suggesting that they had always planned on ending after three seasons.
“Legion” will come to a close with its upcoming third season. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. Landgraf said that series creator Noah Hawley had always imagined “Legion” as a three-season show and will thus bring the show to its natural conclusion.
The third season was greenlit last June and there had been assumptions that the X-Men TV projects could get upended because of the upcoming merger. It remains to be seen if that was truly a factor or that Marvel Television and busy showrunner Noah Hawley had something to do with it. As they certainly point to a three season arc was always part of the show’s plans.
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the series follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
It’s expected that the third and final season of Legion will air sometime this year.