Legion season 2 will be slightly longer than we originally anticipated: it’s been confirmed that an additional episode has been ordered by the show’s home network, Fox, which will bring Legion season 2’s duration from 10 episodes up to 11.
Deadline broke the news, confirming that Legion season 2 will now wrap up a week later than we thought, with the eleventh and final episode of the season airing on Tuesday 12th June 2018 for American audiences.
The exact reason for this extension of the season has not been revealed, but it seems safe to assume that Legion showrunner Noah Hawley asked for one more episode in which to end the current season, and Fox obliged. Fox seems to have been very supportive of Hawley’s creative vision, thus far, allowing him to push the story – and Dan Stevens’ mutant protagonist David Haller – down any weird path that he wants.
We do know that Hawley is writing the season finale (no surprises there) and that Keith Gordon is directing it. Gordon has never directed for Legion before, but he has shot episodes of Homeland, The Leftovers, Better Call Saul and Hawley’s own Fargo. It’ll be interesting to see what kinds of creative challenges Hawley throws at him in this surprise extra episode.
Legion season 1 ran for 8 episodes, and Legion season 2 was originally announced to have 10. Now we know that it will have 11 instead.
More news as we hear it.