The story of David Haller will not be coming to a close anytime soon on FX.
The renewal was revealed by Eric Shrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks, and FX Productions.
“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Schrier.
“More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero genre. 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.”
"We are thrilled there will be a new season of Legion. 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,” added Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
The new series centers on the life of Marvel Comics character, David Haller/ Legion, who is struggling with schizophrenia. A chance encounter changes his life forever as he realizes there is more to him than meets the eye.
The 8-episode first season debuted February 8 and has been a ratings juggernaut for the network. Legion Season 1 is averaging 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in live plus same day measures.
That may not seem very high, but the freshman series is catapulting over 160% when a week of DVR viewing is factored in. Add in online streaming, and you have one of the biggest new cable dramas of 2017.
Legion has also struck a chord with critics, who are enjoying the different approach to the superhero show.
Legion Season 1 Episode 6 airs tonight and will find David going back to where it all started to expose the secrets of the present.
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