Though Noah Harley's Legion didn't rake in the ratings that it was expected to when it first released, it seems like the cinematic and visually impressive character study of David Haller, a powerful Omega-level mutant with a severe mental illness, had managed to grab the attention of critics. Now, it seems like the series' critical acclaim is pushing it forward as FX and Marvel TV announces that the show will continue with a second season.
The two made the announcement today by FX's Eric Schrier as well as Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb (via Deadline).
"The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement," Schrier praised while being joined by fellow president of Original Programming Nick Grad to announce the pick-up of the series.
"More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre," he added. "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.
Marvel's announcement regarding the season 2 go-signal sounded similarly optimistic.
"We are thrilled there will be a new season of Legion," said Legion EP and Marvel Television boss Jeph Loeb today. "Noah's spectacular take on David Haller and all the other characters he brought to life makes us ache for more. We're particularly proud of our partners at FX and the success we share on our first TV series together.
It looks like Legion has another run to spread some clarity in. If the series really does follow the comic origins where David has a handful of wild personalities stuck inside him, then fans are really going to have an exciting second season of Logan.
Legion airs its Chapter 6 tonight, March 15 at 10 pm on FX.