FX continues to explore the Marvel Comics Universe. Another season of Legion kicked off in April. A sad fact, but the season premiere has gained almost a 60% fewer viewers in comparison with its predecessor. Nonetheless, the current installment of Legion has received the universal acclaim. Without a doubt, most of you wonder whether there will be a third season of Legion on FX? We, honestly, believe that there would be another round of the superhero fiction series. But let take a closer look at the statistics to extend our forecast on the subject.
Indeed, the 2nd season started off with a significant drop in the viewing audience. The premiere has garnered 0.669 million viewers with a 0.30 demo rating among adults 18-49. These figures are closer to the results of a sophomore installment of Atlanta. So, if to take into account only the television ratings, the future of Legion looks questionable. However, if the figures increase in the next episodes of the current season, we believe that FX will renew Legion for another round.
But let’s now pay our attention to the response from critics and viewers. Undoubtedly, this indicator was much more favorable. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second installment of Legion holds a score of 7.78/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the current round of the sci-fi series at 4.6/5/92%. We see almost the same picture on Metacritic, 85/100 and 8.1/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. Meanwhile, the show’s rating on IMDb remains remarkably steady, 8.4/10 ~ 58,500 votes.
Summing up, despite the drop in the viewership this season, Legion still has a chance for at least one more installment on FX. After all, the statistics could change by the end of the season (though unlikely). Therefore, we hope that FX will take mostly a response from the target audience into account before their decision on the future of the superhero fiction series. So, we tend to believe that Legion will return for Season 2 on FX.
What’s The Series Legion About?
If you didn’t have a chance to enjoy this sci-fi series on FX, we suggest you read a brief overview of Legion below. Otherwise, please scroll down to browse our forecast on the subject of the possible release date for a third season.
The story focuses on David Halle, a schizophrenic, who has been experiencing mental illness since childhood. David wandered between various psychiatric clinics for almost three decades. But this time, he encounters and falls in love with an attractive patient named Syd, who allows him to start doubting about his psychological condition. David suddenly discovers a shocking truth that the voices in his head, as well as various visions, may indeed be real. Syd introduces David to a team of specialists led by Melanie Bird. The group consists of people who possess extraordinary abilities. Together, the guys allow David to comprehend his true identity and take his hidden talents under control. Besides, David learns that he has been a target of a malicious parasite during his whole life.
On The Likely Release Date For Season 3 Of Legion
As we have mentioned above, despite the weak ratings of the current installment, we tend to believe that FX is about to renew Legion for a third season. However, FX has yet to announce their decision as of yet. But still, in the case of renewal, there are two possible periods for the upcoming premiere, given the current schedule of the sci-fi series. We tend to think that Legion could return for Season 3 this fall or next winter, in January-February 2019. Nonetheless, we are looking forward to the official news from FX. We’ll update this article when the cable network gives us any additional data on the subject. For now, stay tuned for updates. We’ll keep you informed.