Fox has renewed The Gifted for season two, making the official announcement on their press tour. The renewal comes shortly after the announcement that Disney will acquire 20th Century Fox for over $50 billion. The deal will see Disney, which owns Marvel, acquire Marvel properties like X-Men who have been owned by 20th Century Fox for years now.
The renewal was expected though since The Gifted is designed for limited runs. Some people however, were wondering whether or not the Marvel property would remain on the Fox broadcast network with the Disney-Fox deal.
The Gifted has been solid in it’s rating. Ranking as the Number 3 new drama of the 2017-2018 season, The Gifted is averaging a 2.0/7 in Live + 7, and is up 18% over the year-ago time period. The series averages 8.3 million Total Viewers across platforms, representing a +146% lift from its Live + Same Day delivery. It joins fellow new sci-fi Fox drama The Orville, which also has been renewed for a second season.
The Gifted will wrap it’s season with a two hour finale on Monday, January 15 at 8:00PM. In it, Dr. Campbell (Garret Dillahunt) attends the Humanity Today summit, attempting to take his mutant program worldwide, where mutants are being forced to work with Sentinel Services. It will also have the mutants in the show go after him to stop his efforts.
Two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities, and join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive.
The Gifted is co-produced by 20th Century Fox Televison and Marvel Television.
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