Legendary features voguing teams, each with five dancers and a house mother, who compete in a different themed ball challenge every week. The show was fronted by MC Dashaun Wesley, with judges Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil, Law Roach, Megan Thee Stallion, and Keke Palmer.
Legendary was praised by many, including GLAAD, for its inclusion. In a sector of television where this can so often be lacking, it proudly featured Black and brown queer talent. Produced by Scout Productions (the same producer as Queer Eye), the first season of Legendary premiered in 2020, with the second season in 2021, and the third season in May of this year.
Many fans expressed their devastation on Twitter.
\u201cbetween legendary getting canceled by hbo max, drag race season 15 promos not dropping on december 7th & ra\u2019jah/icesis being overlooked by the judges on canada vs. the world\u2026we\u2019ve suffered too much lately\u201d
Dancers Dro Tisci and Kitten Heel reflected on the show's impact on their individual careers and on the ballroom community at large.
Maldonado, the only judge so far (at the time of this writing) to publicly comment on Legendary's cancellation, tweeted: "Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about ballroom and [its] existence... I feel broken."
\u201cIt\u2019s Official \ud83d\ude1e\nNo Season 4 of Legendary on HBO Max. Even though I\u2019m sad to announce this, I\u2019m soooooo blessed to have been able to be apart of all 3 seasons! Literally worked my way up and I\u2019m honored.\u201d
\u201cHonored to be a part of the \u201cLegendary\u201d legacy. I Will cherish this opportunity for the rest of my life. I got to represent ballroom culture which has impacted my life in so many ways. \u2764\ufe0f\u200d\ud83d\udd25\ud83e\udd42 #LegendaryHBO #Legendary\u201d