LEGION and THE GOOD FIGHT Get Early Renewals


Two shows have found themselves with early renewals FX network’s Legion and CBS All Access’ The Good Fight.

Legion tells the story of David Haller, a man who has been told his whole life that he is mentally ill, then discovers that what he thought were symptoms of his illness may actually be manifestations of a mutant superpower.

The renewal for the Marvel show came just before episode 1.06 was released, FX original programming co-president Eric Schrier released the following statement:

“The first season of Legion was a stunning achievement. More than a new series, Legion is a wholly original take on the super hero 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 Good Fight, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, picks up one year after the events of the final episode of the mothership series. In The Good Fight, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Baranski) savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha co-star.

The Good Fight is the first original content on CBS All Access only viewable by using the subsciption based streaming service.

SOURCE: Variety.com