FX Cancels ‘Legion’

Turns out the upcoming third season of Legion will be its last. The network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday.

Legion is based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. It 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.

The first two seasons received widespread critical acclaim, averaging a 90% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. So why the cancellation then? John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, dished it was always part of the creator’s original plan.

“Noah Hawley had always considered Legion to be a three-season show,” FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters at the TCA winter press tour, “and he has confirmed that he’s going to stick with his plan. This will be the final season.”

The series also stars Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater and Navid Negahban.

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