EW – Don’t worry, Legion fans, the acclaimed X-Men-verse drama from writer-producer Noah Hawley will return for another year. FX has renewed the series for a second season.
“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.”
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 airs its sixth episode tonight while Hawley’s Fargo returns for its third season April 19.