If you’re like me then you absolutely can’t get enough of FX’s Legion and its fresh take on the comic book genre with a show based on David Haller, the son of Professor Charles Xavier. Not only does he potentialy wield a limitless wheelhouse of powersets, but a splintered mind with different types of personalities to share them with. It’s been a great ride, thus far, and the road will get even longer thanks to todays announcement from the desks of FX’s Presidents of Original Programming, Eric Schrier and Nick Grad that a second season has recieved the green light.
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Schrier. “More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It’s a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion.”
“We are thrilled there will be a new season of LEGION. 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,” added Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
With the success of the recent X-Men Trilogy, Deadpool, Logan, and now this series it appears that Fox is begining to right the ship that folks have been waiting to sink. A second season could also see Patrick Stewart once again reprise his role as Charles Xavier, something he was “asolutely, 100%” into when asked recently by Dan Stevens, who plays David in Legion, on The Late Late Show with James Cordon while talking about Logan and a possible role in Deadpool 2. While this isn’t official, it’s defentily more of a possibility now that the second season has the go ahead. Until then, check out Legion Wednesday’s at 10/9 central on FX.