During FX's winter TCA session, the network revealed some news about their upcoming slate. Perhaps most importantly, we know that Donald Glover's Atlanta is returning for its second season on March 1, but there's also been some news about the Marvel show Legion. The second season of Legion is reportedly expected to premiere in April, with creator Noah Hawley teasing some big things. Even more exciting, however, is the news that Hawley isn't quite done with his TV series adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen's classic movie Fargo yet.
After doubts that the show would return following its Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon–starring third season, which premiered in April 2017, Deadline reports that FX boss John Landgraf says the series will thankfully be returning in the future after all. "Fargo is not gone," he confirmed, adding that Hawley "has an idea which excites me enormously for a fourth cycle. The plan is to have that ready for 2019. I'm focused on what will come in 2018, but our anticipation is that there's another cycle in 2019."
Hawley, who helms both Fargo and Legion for FX, has been incredibly busy as of late. In 2017 the first season of Legion premiered, followed shortly after by the third season of Fargo. He's also already at work on the third season of Legion, which starts filming later this year.
He's also slated to direct Searchlight's astronaut film Pale Blue Dot, although that recently lost its star, Reese Witherspoon. There's the feature adaptation of his own novel Before The Fall, too, but there hasn't been any news on that recently. There has, however, been news that he'll be writing and directing a Doctor Doom movie for 20th Century Fox.
Previously, Hawley said he couldn't "point to a date on the calendar," regarding the fourth season of Fargo, but now it's definitely happening. The show took a year off between the second and third seasons, so it's not the most surprising news that we'll have to wait a while for the fourth. "I always agreed with FX that the only reason to do another Fargo is if the creative is there," he previously told Deadline. "We're looking at three years from now." Thankfully, it's not going to be that long.