‘Legion’ Renewed for Season 2 on FX

Marvel superhero drama was created by Noah Hawley and stars Dan Stevens

FX has ordered a second season of X-Men comic book show “Legion,” the network announced Wednesday.

“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” said Eric Schrier, Co-President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, in a statement. “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.”

Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller star in the series, which was created by showrunner Noah Hawley.

“Legion” tells the story of David Haller, who has struggled with mental illness since he was a teenager. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

In the comics, Haller is a mutant and the son of Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron all serve as EPs alongside Hawley.

“Legion” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.