With the final two episodes of HBO Max’s ballroom competition series Legendary landing on the platform yesterday, the streamer announced that the show will be back for a second season, moving the production from New York to Los Angeles. MC Dashaun Wesley along with judges, the Wonder Woman of Vogue Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach and Megan Thee Stallion will all return.
The thrilling season one finale was shot just before New York’s lockdown restrictions were announced in March, with the production team deciding to shoot the episode without a studio audience.
“Legendary was an HBO Max day one premiere. We knew we had something special and are proud that critics and audiences alike have embraced the series. Bringing this incredible world back for a second season furthers our commitment to high quality, compelling storytelling”, says Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer at HBO Max.
“Season one was an inspirational and educational journey into the exuberant world of ballroom. This series is truly sensational and we are humbled by the back stories of the contestants that make up the heart of the show, our illustrious MC Dashaun and judges panel, and the fantastic team at Scout,” adds Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max.
“Scout is thrilled and honored that our friends at HBO MAX have picked up Legendary for a second season. We’re also excited to have our amazing judges and Legendary MC Dashaun Wesley returning to the stage for season 2. Our goal is to continue showcasing the exuberant and dynamic world of ballroom through the omnicultural stories of its most talented houses,” Rob Eric, Scout Productions’ Chief Creative Officer and executive producer.