‘Legion’ closed shop ahead of season 4 promising never to look back. With reboots and remakes becoming a Hollywood scene, more now than ever, what hope does the show have? Find out what Noah Hawley has to say!
‘Legion’ has been called the best comic book adaptation so far by many. Naturally, it struck a chord when producer Noah Hawley decided to end the mutant series just after three seasons. Could ‘Legion’ be gearing up for a season 4 reboot?
- ‘Legion’ has found its logical conclusion
- ‘Legion’ was always meant to have three seasons
- Is a ‘Legion’ Season 4 reboot on the cards?
‘Legion’ has found its logical conclusion
Conveniently, having just three seasons provided a very clean structure for the FX mutant series, ‘Legion’. The narrative of the show felt clear, crisp, and structured. So, if thought carefully, the first season felt like the opening act that introduces us to the characters and the quirks of the mutants. The second season could be called the middle act where things go downhill. This leaves the third and the final season as the third act, where the story inevitably reaches its conclusion and all the loose ends are tied up and resolved. In short, ‘Legion’ brilliantly completes a full circle almost as if it were a giant film!
Season 3 of ‘Legion’ felt like a time travel brainteaser – dealing with David’s past and present at the same time. Season 3 plays around with the past of David, while at the same time dealing with the moral consequences of his goals and the actions of all those who nudged him down the dark route. Fortunately, in an “all’s well that ends well” fashion, David finds his father, young Charles Xavier, as his ally and together they reset the timeline making all right with the world again. David receives a new chance at life, although his destiny is left vague. That, we are guessing, was for the audience to figure out.
The vague ending, however, has made many fans wonder from time to time if ‘Legion’ would come back with a season 4 reboot to finish telling the story. But from where we stand, the story seems to have been told.
‘Legion’ was always meant to have three seasons
We bite and scratch over whether ‘Legion’ deserves to reboot for season 4, the truth is that it was always meant to be this way. Right from its onset, ‘Legion’ was planned to have only three seasons. The creators simply decided to stick with the plan. Writer and producer, Noah Hawley believes that continuing the story would mean going about in circles. For him, and for everyone on the ‘Legion’ team, three seasons complete the story while leaving something for the viewer’s imagination.
Hawley discussed his views on ‘Legion’ having three seasons at a TCA panel. He said,
“I think endings are what give stories meaning. I always thought about this as a complete story, and it felt like three acts of a story”.
Hawley even took efforts to explain the logic behind his belief that season 3 was it for ‘Legion’. He said,
“What the show is following is this cycle of mental illness … The question now is can [David] 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”.
Is a ‘Legion’ Season 4 reboot on the cards?
Noah Hawley is a man of his words and there is no way he is ready to reboot ‘Legion’ for season 4. Moreover, he is drowning in work and there’s a lot on his plate to even consider a reboot for ‘Legion’. As for whether he is willing to, he is probably not. Hawley is convinced that he has left the knots in the plot resolved and the characters safe and sound. To try to carry them forward through new challenges would prove a difficult task for him, given that it was already quite challenging the first time.
Speaking of the reboot, Hawley admits not even having an inch of the thought on his mind. He said,
“I don’t, at this moment, have as much thought in my head about returning to Legion or rebooting it or any of those things. You know, obviously, the Marvel universe is huge and expansive, and this character is out there now. You could do a lot worse than to incorporate Dan Stevens into the X-Men, in my opinion. But it’s not a conversation I’ve had”.
Seems like there’s little to zero hope for a season 4 reboot of ‘Legion’.
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