At the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday, FX revealed that Legion Season 3 will be the Marvel Television series’ last. While it may seem like more bad news for Marvel fans, who just lost most of their Netflix favorites, this wasn’t entirely unexpected.
In the past, Noah Hawley has said he envisioned Legion as a three-season show. Since the showrunner has a beginning, middle and end in mind, FX has no intentions of continuing the series. Per The Hollywood Reporter, FX CEO John Landgraf said the network will stick to Hawley’s original plan for the show.
Legion Season 2 ended with a controversial moment, where viewers learned that protagonist David Haller took advantage of his own girlfriend and tried to rationalize it to himself. After an entire season of making excuses for his actions, David became the villain of his story. This lines up with the comic books as well, where David was never a true hero and just did what he wanted to do without caring about the repercussions.
At the TCA event, Landgraf also announced that Hawley is actively working on a new season of Fargo, which he called “awesome.”
Legion returns to FX in 2019. The series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater and Navid Negahban.