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Legion Unsurprisingly Renewed for Second Season

"You have an extremely large amygdala."

If you’ve seen our recap of the first episode of Legion, you know that we at The Mary Sue are quite fond of the show. Boasting a pinwheel of colors and trippy sequences, the Marvel series feels like something out of a David Lynch movie. The show is in the middle of its first season made up of eight episodes, with the finale set to air on March 29. And according to a report from TV Line, you can expect even more episodes because the show has been picked up for a second season.

The show centers on a troubled young man named David Haller who might be one of the most powerful mutants to exist. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, he’s been in and out of psychiatric wards for years and has a hard time deciphering what is real and what isn’t. During one of those stays, he encounters a fellow patient named Syd Barrett, who helps him realize that he may have powers after all. Based on the comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the series comes from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley and stars Dan Stevens.

“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement,” President of Original Programming for FX, Eric Schrier, said 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.”

Now that they’ve got time to tell more stories, perhaps they can bring in Professor X. Despite announcing that Logan will be his final go at the famed mutant teacher, Patrick Stewart said he’d be up for reprising the role for the show. I am 100% here for this.

Are you excited about the news?

(via TV Line, image via screencap)

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