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Noah Hawley's Legion renewed for third season by FX


Story by Jack Foley

NOAH Hawley’s high-concept mutant origin story Legion, starring Dan Stevens, has been renewed for a third season.

The critically-acclaimed show follows the fortunes of Marvel comics character David Haller, aka ‘Legion,’ who may be the most powerful mutant in the world… or just insane. It is focused on Haller’s battle against the mysterious Shadow King.

Announcing the renewal, FX President of Original Programming Eric Schrier said in a statement: “Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season.

“We are incredibly proud of Noah Hawley’s achievement and are honoured to continue the series as it pushes the boundaries of conventional television storytelling.

“We are also grateful for the contributions of our executive producers, John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Jeph Loeb with Marvel Television, as well as our outstanding cast and crew of this ground-breaking show.”

As yet, there has been no announcement on when Legion: Season 3 will premiere or how many episodes it will receive.

In Legion, Haller (played by Stevens) is portrayed as a character who spent his childhood suffering from schizophrenic-like conditions and being moved around various psychiatric facilities until he met his love interest Syd (Rachel Keller).

Once there, Syd ushers him into a world of helpful mutants at ‘Summerland’ who reveal to David that he might not be insane after all, but rather an extraordinarily powerful mutant who has an unwelcome guest in his mind.

The second season, which has two episodes left to run, has expanded the world of the show by introducing a semi-corporeal version of Amahl Farouk, aka The Shadow King (Navid Negahban), and a new version of Lenny (Aubrey Plaza).