LEGION Returning For Second Season - But Not For A While

Still from 'Legion'
Credit: FX

FX's Legion has been renewed for a second season in 2018, according to TV Guide. FX Programming President Eric Schrier called the freshman series "a stunning achievement," and a "wholly original take on the superhero genre."

"The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said FX programming president Eric Schrier. “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. 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.”

Legion opened to strong reviews from critics (averaging an 82 out of 100 on Metacritic) but a sluggish start in the ratings (1.6 million — below premieres by FX’s The Bastard Executioner and Taboo and well below the likes of Hawley’s Fargo). But the Marvel series starring Dan Stevens as a mutant troubled by his incredible powers has been a strong gainer in DVR playback.

Legion currently airs Wednesdays on FX, with its season finale scheduled for March 29.

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