FX has renewed its X-Men spin-off television series, “Legion” for another season. The critically-acclaimed show has been wowing viewers since it began airing and has performed decently for the network, so a renewal was not unexpected. The Dan Stevens-starring series will return sometime in 2018 with an as-yet-undecided episode order, once again under the guidance of series creator Noah Hawley (“Fargo“).
President of Programming Eric Schrier on the show’s renewal…
“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.”
This comes as Fox is ramping up to begin production on a second TV spin-off of their X-Men film franchise: “Gifted“. That show, which will see its pilot directed by Bryan Singer, is being spearheaded by showrunner Matt Nix (“Burn Notice“). It sees a broken family that must come together and go on the run when the two teenage children begin to develop mutant powers. It stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker, among others. “Gifted” will showcase various known mutants such as Thunderbird, Polaris, and Blink, as well as Sentinels and (potentially) the Morlocks. It is slated to arrive on Fox this fall.
“Legion” airs on FX on Wednesdays at 10PM (EST).