Yesterday it was reported the X-Men spin-off series, Legion, would be canceled. The series is headed into its third and final season but it won’t go out quietly.
The leader of the X-Men, Professor Charles Xavier will make his small screen debut on the show. But Xavier’s (who will be played by “Game of Thrones” alum Harry Lloyd) appearance on the FX drama will be one fraught with more personal takes. He is David Haller’s (Dan Stevens) father, after all. Though the identity of Haller’s father was heavily teased as being Xavier (just like in the Marvel comic the series is based on), this will mark the first time it’s 100 percent confirmed.
At the end of Season 1, David learns that he’s been mentally tormented his whole life by Amahl Farouk, also known as the Shadow King. After losing a telepathic battle with Xavier, Farouk attached himself to David as a parasite within his own mind when he was a child. In a cruel twist of irony, Xavier sent David away as a child in order to keep him safe from Farouk’s influence. Earlier in the season, a brief glimpse of Xavier’s wheelchair was also shown in a flashback.
The third and final season of “Legion” premieres on FX in June.