FX has announced that acclaimed superhero drama Legion has been renewed for a second season, which should premiere in early 2018.
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement. 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. 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,” said FX’s Eric Schrier on Wednesday as he and fellow president of Original Programming Nick Grad announced the pick-up.
Adapted for television by Noah Hawley (Fargo), Legion follows schizophrenic David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man whose encounter with a fellow patient at the psychiatric facility he’s living in turns his worldview upside down. Confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears are real and that the root of his psychological (and physical) problems might extend beyond the schizophrenia, Haller is introduced to a life he never thought possible and something that will change everything for good.
In addition to Stevens, Legion stars Rachel Keller (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jean Smart (Designing Women), Katie Aselton (The League), and Bill Irwin (Law & Order: SVU).
The series joins a drama slate that includes The Americans, The Strain, American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Taboo, and Feud. Additionally, its renewal keeps up FX’s strong record of giving dramas multiple seasons; aside from The Bastard Executioner, Kurt Sutter’s ill-fated 2015 follow-up to Sons of Anarchy, the last time FX cancelled a drama in its first season was 2011’s Lights Out.
Legion airs tonight at 10:00 on FX.