While today brings the awesome news that FX is finally bringing Y: The Last Man to life, on the flip side we’ve got word that another genre fave is coming to an end.
As first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, FX will bring Legion to an end after its upcoming third season. That news was confirmed during yesterday’s TCA press tour.
If there’s one slight silver lining to this news, it’s that showrunner Noah Hawley had always intended for the show to run for three seasons; meaning he now gets to at least tell the tale of David Haller in the way he initially envisioned it. Of course, with that being said, we’re sure many a genre fan would love to see more than three seasons of the show.
Said Season 3 of Legion will premiere this June. After that, that’s a wrap for the adventures of Charles Xavier’s uber-powerful offspring.
And speaking of Professor X, the series has moved to cast Marcella’s Harry Lloyd as Charles in addition to bringing in Mr. Robot’s Stephanie Corneliussen as David’s mother, Gabrielle. Both characters will only appear briefly in Season 3, with simply cameos appearance expected for the duo.