Directed by Rik Reinholdsten, Legendary is a voguing reality competition television series exploring the world of ball culture. David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Jane Y. Mun, Josh Greenberg, Renata Lombardo and Shant Tutunjian are the executive producers of the show.
The first season of the show premiered on May 27, 2020 followed by the second season on May 6, 2021. The show has received positive reviews from critics and currently holds an approval rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Considering the positive response towards the first two seasons, the makers have renewed the show for a third season.
So, when is the third season releasing? What is the format? Who would come back as the presenter and coaches of the show? Continue reading to know further details.
Legendary Format and Cast
In Legendary, the contestants compete in groups named Houses where members perform individually or in groups in pre-assigned categories in front of a panel of judges. In the first two seasons, each House is allowed to include five members, including a Leader called the Mother or Father of the House. The panel is composed by four permanent judges and a fifth guest judge that changes on each episode.
Most of the categories involve a qualifying round, in which the member or group representing each house first perform for the judges, who according to ballroom terminology show their approval by giving them a “ten”, or their disapproval by giving them a “chop”. To advance, a contestant must receive no chops from any judges.
In the second round, contestants face each other in knockout battles until only one of them remains, who is named the winner of the category. The winner of each battle is decided by a majority of the votes from the judges. As an exception, when a category involves all the members of a House, instead of a qualifying round and a battle round each house performs in front of the judges and receives critiques, and then a winner is determined by consensus from the judges.
After all categories are judged, the judges deliberate to decide which House had the best performance overall and name them the Superior House of the Week, and which two Houses had the worst performance. The Mother or Father of each House in the bottom names a member of the House to participate in a vogue redemption battle to be decided by the judges. The House of the winner of the redemption battle is allowed to remain in the competition, while the House of the loser of the battle is eliminated.
The judges for the new season has not been announced yet. In the previous two seasons, we got to see Jameela Jamil, Law Roach, Leiomy Maldonado, Megan Thee Stallion and Keke Palmer.
Legendary Season 3 Release Date
Legendary was renewed for a second season in July 2021, which was two months after the premiere of Season 2. The makers officially announced on April 27, 2022 that the third season would premiere on May 19, 2022.
The third season has been confirmed to have ten episodes like Season 2. The show is being presented by Dashaun Wesley and other changes in the crew has not been announced yet.
Legendary Season 3 Trailer
The developers have released a trailer for Legendary Season 3 on April 27, 2022. You can check it below: