I've got some really great news, guys: Legion has just been renewed for a second season, totally proving that superhero dramas are back in a big way. After receiving some pretty solid reviews upon its release earlier this year, the critically acclaimed sci-fi series has been greenlit by FX for Season 2, according to a press release from the network. Although an official date has not been set, the show — which is written and produced by Fargo creator, Noah Hawley — is reported to make its big return in 2018.
UPDATE: An FX press release has announced that Season 2 will premiere on April 3 at 10 p.m. ET.
EARLIER: FX programming president Eric Schrier expressed his excitement over the renewal in a statement. He said,
“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.”
As of late, it seems that superhero sitcoms have been having a major moment on the primetime circuit. The success of series such as Gotham, The Flash and Supergirl have really proven that fans are interested in catching up with some of their favorite comic book characters.
Legion, which is based on the Marvel comics' X-Men character, David Haller aka Legion, is the first live-action television show developed from this comic and film series.
The news is surely as exciting as Legion's first season, which is still underway on FX, with only three more episodes to air. There's certainly no doubt that fans are rejoicing in the discovery that the superhero story will, in fact, be returning to the small screen.