No one knows what the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like once the Disney acquisition of Fox properties is complete, but this takes one possible stumbling block out of the mix.
Legion, an X-Men spin-off series on FX that exists outside the MCU, is set to end after its third season, which kicks off in June, concludes. FX CEO John Landgraf confirmed the news on Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour, noting that this was always the plan.
“[Series creator] Noah Hawley had always considered Legion to be a three-season show … and he has confirmed that he’s going to stick with his plan,” Landgraf said, per TVLine. “This will be the final season.”
Legion follows the exploits of David Haller, the titular mutant whose abilities are inextricably tied to his diagnosed schizophrenia. While the series hasn’t ever featured the X-Men themselves, the overarching villain of Legion is a deep cut character pulled from the pages of X-Men comics.
The status of Fox’s mutant universe remains to be seen as the extended and highly secretive acquisition process plays out. But whatever happens, it looks like Legion fans will get the closure they hope for on a series they’ve stuck with since 2017.