In the wake of the Disney-Fox deal getting ready to go through, it is announced that the popular X-Men series, Legion, is getting canceled and won’t be renewed for a Season 4.
The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday by the CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, John Landgraf, who said that Legion creator Noah Hawley had always imagined the series as a three-season show and will thus bring the show to its natural conclusion (via Variety).
Update: It has also been announced that Professor X will appear in the final season.
Legion was from Fox and Marvel TV, with Marvel TV recently seeing all its Marvel shows canceled on Netflix as well, including Daredevil.
The cancellations of the Marvel TV shows also come at a time when Marvel Studios (separate company at Disney) is launching its own TV series on the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service based on its MCU actors and characters including a Tom Hiddleston Loki series, a Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen Vision and Scarlet Witch series, and a buddy team-up series featuring Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie as Falcon.
Legion was based on the son of Professor X that follows David Haller (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
According to various reports, once the Disney-Fox deal goes through, the X-Men will be rebooted within the MCU, so news of Legion getting the ax is really no surprise.