FX Axes “Legion,” Delays “Atlanta,” Keeps Murphy

Fx Axes Legion Delays Atlanta Keeps Murphy

It was FX’s turn at the Television Critics Association press tour today and CEO John Landgraf made some big announcements.

First up, the upcoming third season of its comic book adaptation “Legion” will be that show’s last. Landgraf claims showrunner Noah Hawley always planned for the series to run for only three seasons and the decision to end it allows Hawley to reportedly close the story the way he always intended. In addition, Stephanie Corneliussen and Harry Lloyd have joined the cast as David’s parents Gabrielle and Professor X.

Next, a third season of “Atlanta” is definitely on the way but it’s taking its time to get here with Landgraf saying it is going to be delayed enough that it won’t qualify for Emmy consideration later this year (meaning it won’t air until June at the earliest). Production reportedly hasn’t even begun yet on the new episodes.

Finally, and despite Ryan Murphy having jumped ship to Netflix, Landgraf says his two series “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” will have many more cycles on the cable network with “no end in sight” for either series. However, the previously planned ‘Katrina’ Crime Story season has been fully abandoned while there’s no plans for any further “Feud” seasons.

Source: Deadline