Legendary Season 3: Release Date, Cast And New Details

HBO's show "Legendary" is a revolutionary show. According to IndieWire, the show introduces viewers to the LGBTQ ball scene that was popular in New York City and beyond in the '80s and '90s. In the day where shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Queer Eye" bring LGBTQ celebrities to the forefront, "Legendary" takes viewers back to the roots that inspired these pop-culture fixtures.

If you've watched FX's "Pose" or even listened to Madonna's "Vogue," you are familiar with the New York City ballroom scene. The contestants on "Legendary" combine aspects of the ball culture, like voguing, with a touch of "RuPaul's Drag Race" mixed in, as it is a competition show.

"Legendary" was met with rave reviews (via The Hollywood Reporter). The show's ability to showcase queer and Black artists while paying homage to LGBTQ culture is revolutionary. It is no surprise that HBO has decided to renew the show for a third season.

There is no set release date just yet

According to Deadline, "Legendary" has been picked up by HBO for a third season. While there is no set release date just yet, the cast and crew behind the show are excited to get started.

"We've only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to showcasing the beautiful world that is ballroom," said Jennifer O'Connell, Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family Programming, HBO Max. "We are excited to work with our partners at Scout [the production company behind the show and 'Queer Eye'] again to take this show to even greater heights in season three and continuing to shine a light on these compelling stories."

Scout Productions couldn't hold back their excitement either. "We are thrilled to return with our friends at HBO Max, as well as our iconic judges and MC Dashaun Wesley, for a third season," added Rob Eric, Scout Productions' Chief Creative Officer, and executive producer. "We can't wait for the next season's talent to set the bar even higher as we continue to showcase the fabulous world of ballroom" (via Variety).

All of the judges will be returning

While a release date is unknown, it is confirmed that the hosts and judges from season two will be returning for the show's upcoming season. According to Just Jared, host Dashaun Wesley, the actor, choreographer, and dancer, will be continuing his duties as season three rolls around. Joining him will be the judges you've come to know and love, Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Wesley is the beloved voice behind the show and hosting while being heavily involved in the ball scene can't be easy. Wesley is part of his own legendary ball scene house, the House of Lanvin, who participated in an episode of the show (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). However, there was no bias involved. Wesley shared, "When you're at an actual ball, the commentators are usually part of a house. But when you're on that microphone, everyone's trusting you to make sure you do what's right for everyone," he explained. "It's that unwritten rule of not being biased to a house, even if your house is participating."

Jameela Jamil will be back even through controversy

With a new season coming up, many fans believed the show would give judge Jameela Jamil the can after she was involved in controversies surrounding the series. According to Esquire, many fans believed she did not have the background or knowledge to find herself on the judge's panel of a show that is so special to the LGBTQ community. When the backlash emerged, Jamil released a statement saying she was queer, but of course, that doesn't make her an expert on the ball scene.

Wesley, the host and a member of the ball scene himself, quickly came to Jamil's defense. According to Yahoo! News, this is how it went down. "I freaked out when it all happened," Jamil says now, adding that she almost quit the series. "I did this to try and help the show — I didn't want to hurt the show. I didn't want to give the show any kind of bad stigma. I said to the producers, 'Maybe just don't have me involved.'"

Wesley wasn't going to let Jamil walk away, he wanted her to be a part of the show. "You are not going anywhere, baby," he remembers telling her over the phone.

"They told me they were bringing me into their family," she says. "That was what stopped me ... All I ever wanted was to make sure that this show got made. At the end of the day, we all have each other's backs." So, Jamil will be returning for another season.