FX's acclaimed X-Men series Legion renewed for second season

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Apr 27, 2017, 11:44 AM EDT (Updated)

The X-Men-adjacent series Legion is shaping up to be one of the best new shows of the year, and now FX is officially bringing it back for more.

The network has officially renewed Legion for a second season, tentatively set to premiere in 2018. The show comes from Fargo mastermind Noah Hawley and has grown into one of the most mind-bending, reality-warping romps of the year. Stars Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Katie Aselton are doing a fantastic job of building out this world of mutants and secret wars, and it'll be interesting to see where Hawley takes things with a whole new run of episodes.

Here's what FX's Eric Schrier had to say about the decision:

"The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement. More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the superhero genre. Our thanks to Noah Hawley for taking the creative risks and shattering expectations. It's a privilege to work again with Noah, his producing partners, the outstanding cast and our partners at Marvel Television on another season of Legion."

The first season has garnered almost universal acclaim from critics, and the show is almost guaranteed to land on more than a few Best Of lists down the line. Hawley has tapped into a story that actually tries to answer the question of what it means to be real, and to have power, in meaningful (and beautiful) ways.

A new episode of Legion airs tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.