The X-Men related series ‘Legion’ will come to an end with season 3 on FX but a pair of famous faces have been cast to play David Haller’s parents in the last episodes…
The X-Men crossover series ‘Legion’ will officially come to an end with season 3 on FX.
The announcement was made on Monday during the Television Critics Association meeting with FX where showrunner Noah Hawley officially confirmed that the series would finish with the third season.’
“I think endings are what give stories meaning,” Hawley said when talking about his vision for ‘Legion’. “I always thought about this as a complete story, and it felt like three acts of a story.”
“What the show is following is this cycle of mental illness. We met David [Dan Stevens] who had been at his lowest point and tried to kill himself, then he meets Syd [Rachel Keller] and he gets balanced out. He’s on his meds. He gets out and everything’s going great for a while, and he thinks maybe I don’t need these meds. He goes off meds the and spirals down, which is where we find him now. The question now is can he get back to some kind of good place, or is he gone for good? Once we tell that story it feels like we’d be going back to the beginning of the cycle.”
‘Legion’ follows the story of David Haller, a mutant with extraordinary abilities who is conflicted with severe mental illness while struggling to separate fact from fiction in his everyday life.
The final season of ‘Legion’ will also bring David’s story full circle as we are going to be introduced to his parents — including his famous father Professor Charles Xavier. In this version of the character, ‘Game of Thrones’ alum Harry Lloyd (he played Daenerys’ ill fated brother Viserys during the first season) will portray Professor X.
Noah Hawley is pleased to announce two guest castings for the final year of #LegionFX
Stephanie Corneliussen will play David Haller’s mother, “Gabrielle,” and Harry Lloyd will play his father, “Professor X.”
— Legion (@LegionFX) February 5, 2019
Also joining the cast is ‘Mr. Robot’ veteran Stephanie Corneliussen, who will play David’s mother Gabrielle.
Lloyd, who also has a lead role in the Starz series ‘Counterpart’ is expected to make his first appearance on ‘Legion’ during the third episode of the final season.
‘Legion’ season 3 will debut on FX in June.