Legion’s season finale is just a couple of days away and, like most Marvel movies, it’s wise to wait around for the credits to finish rolling.
Ahead of the finale, showrunner Noah Hawley spoke to a group of journalists about what to expect and spoke briefly about a post-credits scene. Although Hawley wouldn’t go into details about what it consists of, he liked the idea of giving Marvel fans something to look forward to even after the series came to an end for the year.
“It's something that Marvel uses on the film side and I wanted to give them [the viewers] the end song,” Hawley said, referring to an encore performance a band will often play after their performance. “I want to give them that feeling of watching the credits and let them absorb what they've just watched before another scene plays out.”
Legion isn’t the first show to use a post-credits scene, although it’s much more associated with films than it is TV. Agents of Shield and Agent Carter, two other Marvel TV properties, have used post-credits scenes. In television, the use of an after-credits scene, tease or blooper is referred to as a “stinger.” It has been used in older shows, like Battlestar Galactica and older seasons of Doctor Who, but since the rise of the post-credits scene in film, it’s made a bit of a comeback in television, too.
Legion’s finale will air on March 29 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.