With the third season of Legion slated to be the show's last, Noah Hawley and company are wanting to go out with a bang. As a part of FX's stop on this year's TCA tour, Hawley announced that the legendary founder of the X-Men will, in fact, end up appearing in the final season.
In a tweet released by the official Legion account, it was revealed earlier tonight that Harry Lloyd would play Professor Charles Xavier in the upcoming
Noah Hawley is pleased to announce two guest castings for the final year of #LegionFX
Stephanie Corneliussen will play David Haller’s mother, “Gabrielle,” and Harry Lloyd will play his father, “Professor X.”— Legion (@LegionFX) February 5, 2019
Teased throughout the previous two seasons — even going the length to show the character's iconic
According to the tweet, it appears Lloyd will only serve in a guest capacity.
Hawley has teased the inclusion of Professor X as early as season one, so fans should be relieved to find out the character will make an appearance before the show wraps up.
“I think that’s something we’re definitely going to approach,” Hawley said about Xavier’s inclusion. “It’s a creative conversation, but it’s also a sort of corporate conversation, you know, on some level, in terms of the movie studio and their relationship to the X-Men and the characters they want in the movies and
When the show was initially renewed for season three, FX original programming head Eric Schrier revealed his pleasure in working with Hawley on the series.
“Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season,” Schrier said when the renewal was first
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Legion Season Three is set to debut later this year.