FX’s “X-Men” drama “Legion” will conclude after its third season, the network’s CEO John Landgraf said Monday during the Television Critics Association press tour.
Landgraf said Noah Hawley, who created the drama, had always planned for it to be a three-season story. The final season will premiere this summer.
“Legion” is based on the Marvel comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz and stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, a man who thought he was schizophrenic but is actually a powerful mutant. Season 2 saw David take on the Shadow King, aka Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban), a parasite that has been haunting David since he was a kid. The drama also stars Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Bill Irwin, Aubrey Plaza and Jemaine Clement.
“Legion” is executive produced by Hawley and John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Jeph Loeb. Writer Nathaniel Halpern co-executive produces. The drama is produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, with FXP handling the physical production.
The news comes as other Marvel TV series are winding down, especially on Netflix. “Legion” was a co-production with 20th Century Fox, as Fox held rights to “X-Men” properties. Three of Marvel TV’s series on Netflix — “Luke Cage,” “Daredevil” and “Iron Fist” — have been canceled, while ABC (which, like Marvel, is owned by Disney) has at least two more seasons of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” planned.