While Legion is one of the most provocative and unique television series based on a comic book villain, it will be ending this summer as FX announced earlier today that the third season would be its last.
“Endings are what give stories meaning,” executive producer and showrunner Noah Hawley told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour following the morning announcement. “On some level, the show is following the cycle of mental illness. We met David at his lowest point. He gets balanced and on his meds. He feels so good that he goes off his meds and he spirals down. That’s where he is now.” And once the third season resolves David’s (Dan Stevens) downward spiral, Hawley felt a subsequent season would be “starting over.”
Also, this end point was part of the plan according to executive producer Jeph Loeb. “[Noah] told us the end of the story when he told us the beginning. It makes sense,” he said, adding that he is “very comfortable” in the belief that David will appear in other Marvel projects; possibly with the original characters from Legion in tow.
Legion returns this summer on FX.