Get ready for more mutant mind-bending magnificence! According to THR, the X-Men TV series Legion has garnered a third season. Huzzah! The news of the renewal comes with only two episodes left in it’s second season. After all the cancellations and saves this year, it’s almost a miracle that FX is keeping the superhero show.

The series focuses on mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens), the son of Charlies Xavier, who learns that his diagnosed schizophrenia is actually a mutation. Well, more specifically, it’s a parasitic mutant Amahl Farouk aka the Shadow King who has infected his mind. But lucky for him, he’s able to push the Shadow King from his mind. But that’s not stopping the parasite’s plans. FX’s president of original programming praised the show and it’s showrunner in the renewal statement.

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“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 honored 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 groundbreaking show.”

I think this is fantastic news. It’s an original show that stands out among the other Marvel TV series. Though it’s based on a comic by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, it feels more unique than the rest. 

What do you think of the news? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Marvel TV news. Legion airs Tuesdays on FX. 


Erin Lynch