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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Legion's Noah Hawley on the Season 2 finale: "It was stuff that we already filmed, basically"
Hawley says the additional 11th episode was assembled from previous material from the cutting-room floor. "It was stuff that we already filmed, basically, and a couple of extra pieces that we picked up to connect some things," he says. "The thing that I learned with Legion is, because it’s a surreal show, it’s not necessarily information-based a lot of the time. But the experience of watching it doesn’t want to be a long experience. You don’t want to watch a 60-minute episode of Legion, I think it’s just too much. To a certain point, your attention is just going to wander naturally — even mine when I watch episodes for too long."
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
FX renews Legion for Season 3
“Legion has redefined the superhero drama and exceeded all expectations as the intensity and revelation build through the second season,” FX original programming president Eric Schrier said in a statement announcing Legion's renewal.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
Noah Hawley on Legion Season 2: "What happens if we take this roller coaster off the rails?"
"There's now, what, 500 shows on the air?" says the Legion creator. "And so many of them have gotten so good at doing all the things that traditional great storytelling does, right? I guess my feeling was, 'Well, if it's not just about creating an emotional arc that rides along a predictable rail, what happens if we take this roller coaster off the rails?'"
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 4:32PM EDT
Fargo Season 4 won't start shooting until fall 2019, so it likely won't return until 2020
“We have a year, and we have a city (that season 4 takes place in),” says executive producer Warren Littlefield. “The plan would be to go into production and start shooting in the fall of 2019. Noah (Hawley) has a lot on his plate. Noah knows when it is and where it is, and he’ll commence writing that after he shoots his feature with Fox Searchlight this summer. So in the fall, he’ll begin writing and with Fargo we generally have most of the scripts written before we go into production.”
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Noah Hawley addresses Legion's surprising Season 2 addition
Hawley only had to place a phone call to give the second season a "point of view."
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 6:29PM EDT
Legion Season 2 makes Season 1 look restrained
"There’s more of everything, from new characters and alliances to impeccably detailed costumes and surroundings," Danette Chavez says of Season 2 of the FX Marvel series. "Jeff Russo’s eclectic score continues to set the mood (and heighten anxiety) with blood-pumping arrangements and the jagged trilling of violins. The inventive storytelling and core ensemble are (mostly) still in place, but (Noah) Hawley and (co-producer) Nathaniel Halpern have built a whole new reality that is by turns impenetrable and tenuous—as we previously learned, it all depends on the angle. But aside from the backstories and reliability of how unreliable our senses are, season two is kind of a reset, something frequent collaborators Hawley and Halpern are quite familiar with."
- It's hard not to compare Legion to Twin Peaks
- The sense of comic-book business-as-usual is more acute in Season 2
- Season 2 will change how you think about superheroes
- Noah Hawley admits "it’s not a plot-driven show in the traditional sense"
- Hawley on a potential Patrick Stewart cameo: “It’s not a rights issue or a legal issue, it’s more about corporate synergy"
- Watch a two-minute recap of Season 1
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Noah Hawley: Don't expect Fargo to return in 2019
“I think realistically we will certainly be filming it next year,” Hawley tells The Wrap. “Mostly just because it’s a winter show. You know, I have to write (the episodes), then we have to prep it, then we have to film it, which means it’s either this coming winter or next winter.” Hawley adds that given all his other jobs, "it seems like a long shot that I can launch Fargo 4 this winter.”
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
Fargo Season 4 will be "another period piece"
"I now have an idea that's less in the corner of my eye and more in front of me," says creator Noah Hawley. "I don't have a lot of time right now to focus on it. What I can say is that it will be another period piece."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
Netflix is looking like a "parallel TV universe" following the Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes deals
Netflix has been considered everything from an online-video platform to a network to a cable channel. "The Murphy and Rhimes deals suggest something else: It’s an entire parallel TV universe, and it’s still expanding," says James Poniewozik. "Think of Netflix as the Upside Down in its sci-fi series Stranger Things. By this I don’t mean that it’s a nefarious or dangerous force. But it is a kind of alternative TV dimension, overlaying and replicating the known world of traditional television, that tries to acquire one of everything that exists in the universe of TV." Poniewozik says his first instinct was to liken Netflix to cable. But cable channels have brands. They have specialties and sensibilities to cater to a specific audience. "Netflix doesn’t have that; in fact, it is specifically anti-that," he says. "Its brand is 'stuff that you like to watch on TV.' It developed a vast library of reruns, and with that, a proprietary trove of data on who likes to watch what and how much. Then it made more of that, or bought it. If you liked 30 Rock, here’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. If you liked Damages, here’s Bloodline."
- FX responds to Ryan Murphy's Netflix deal, points to its deep bench of shows its "very successful track record of identifying and developing talented writers"
- Who's next? Will Kurt Sutter, Donald Glover and Noah Hawley also bail on FX?
- Losing Murphy and Rhimes deals a blow to a Disney's planned rival streaming service
- What the Netflix deal means for each of Ryan Murphy's shows, from 9-1-1 to American Horror Story
- Rhimes and Murphy's Netflix deals should put traditional networks on alert
- Netflix's poaching of Murphy could change TV for good
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 6:37PM EST
Bryan Singer removed as executive producer of FX’s Legion
Showrunner Noah Hawley said at the TV press tour that the director, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, requested that his name be taken off the series so he won’t be a "distraction."
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 2:15PM EST
FX hopes to have Fargo back in 2019
FX CEO John Landgraf said at the TV press tour that Fargo’s Noah Hawley "has an idea" for a fourth season of the anthology series. "It's not gone,” Landgraf said. “Noah Hawley has told us that he has an idea that excited me enormously for a fourth cycle of Fargo. The plan is to have that ready for 2019. I'm focused on what's coming in 2018. The anticipation is there will be another cycle of Fargo in 2019.”
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
Tom Cruise needs a career reboot: Why not try TV?
“Maybe just a little dip into the waters of Netflix?” says Tim Stack. “Or a brief stay trip to HBO? I’m not saying he should be the lead of NCIS: Weehawken. TV takes so many forms now but a limited series would be the best choice IMO. I would love to see him work with someone like Noah Hawley or Ryan Murphy or Damon Lindelof — someone who could take him out of his action-hero comfort zone and showcase his skills. Maybe even play an anti-hero. Some of my favorite Cruise roles were when he wasn’t likable, like in Magnolia or Interview with the Vampire. How great would Cruise be in an American Crime Story season? Or even a new Fargo installment? Or True Detective 3?”