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Legion is finishing after Season 3, says FX

Noah Hawley’s Legion is set to finish for good after Season 3, reports THR.

US network FX announced this week at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the Marvel series will tie up all its loose ends when it returns to TV in June.

Speaking on the TCA, creator Hawley said: “I think endings are what give stories meaning. I always thought about this as a complete story, and it felt like three acts of a story.

“What the show is following is this cycle of mental illness. We met David [Dan Stevens] who had been at his lowest point and tried to kill himself, then he meets Syd [Rachel Keller] and he gets balanced out. He’s on his meds. He gets out and everything’s going great for a while, and he thinks maybe I don’t need these meds. He goes off meds the and spirals down, which is where we find him now. The question now is can he get back to some kind of good place, or is he gone for good? Once we tell that story it feels like we’d be going back to the beginning of the cycle.”

Though Legion wowed us with its fantastic first season in 2017, it feels like now is a good time to start thinking about the end. The show didn’t quite reach the same heights with Season 2, and we’d hate for it to go stale.

Legion stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, Rachel Keller as Syd Barrett, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny Busker, Bill Irwin as Cary Loudermilk, Jeremie Harris as Ptonomy Wallace, Amber Midthunder as Kerry Loudermilk, Katie Aselton as Amy Haller, Jean Smart as Melanie Bird, Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk/Shadow King, Jemaine Clement as Oliver Bird and Hamish Linklater as Clark Debussy.

The series is based on the comic book character by the name of Legion, who was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

Legion Season 3 premieres this June on FX in the US and soon after on FOX in the UK. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow. 

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