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Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

‘The Gifted’ season 2 approved at Fox, Bryan Singer no longer involved

While the season finale of Fox’s critically acclaimed X-Men drama The Gifted airs on Jan. 15th, some fans are a bit nervous that it might actually be the “series finale.” That will NOT be the case.

News came through Twitter that Marvel Television and 20th Century Fox Television have renewed The Gifted for season 2.

The war is not over. RETWEET if you can’t wait for Season 2 of #TheGifted! ✖️ #MutantsUnitepic.twitter.com/jXMofnVagI

— The Gifted (@TheGiftedonFOX) January 4, 2018

The series debuted to an impressive 1.5 Nielsen rating in its series premiere on October 2, 2017 but steadily declined in subsequent weeks, dipping to a series low 0.7 rating when it returned from midseason hiatus on January 01, 2018.

DVR viewership has remained strong and steady throughout the Matt Nix (Burn Notice) produced show, which is likely the key factor behind the season 2 commitment from Fox.

With the looming acquisition of Fox by Disney, season 2 of The Gifted could venture into wildly unexpected territory as the wider Marvel Universe could be brought into play.

X-Men creator Bryan Singer helmed the pilot but he’s been faced with a string of sexual assault allegations lately and was fired from his Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Talking to Deadline, Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn said that Singer only received an executive producer credit as part of his deal for coming on board to direct the pilot and indicated that while his status is now being reviewed, he’s actually had little day to day involvement with the show.
“As part of his deal for directing the pilot, he is an executive producer on the series. Truthfully, after he shot the pilot, he went and did a movie and had little to no involvement day-to-day in Season 1. But we take all [those] allegations very seriously, and we’re looking into it for Season 2. Right now we have a lot of time before it premieres, and we continue to have discussions about it.”
Singer was the director and co-writer on the X-Men film universe, credited with making the franchise such a success.

For the Season 1 finale titled “eXtraction/X-roads” below:

THE MUTANTS MUST STICK TOGETHER AS THEY FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES ON THE ALL-NEW, SPECIAL TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF “THE GIFTED” MONDAY, JANUARY 15, ON FOX

Garret Dillahunt (“The Mindy Project”) and Skyler Samuels (“Scream Queens”) Guest-Star

Dr. Campbell attends an anti-mutant summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, and some of the team at Mutant HQ goes on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts. Polaris learns more about her past and makes a crucial decision that could have impactful consequences. Meanwhile, the Mutant HQ comes under attack and, with everything to lose, relationships are put to the test and alliances shift in the all-new “”eXtraction/X-roads” special, two-hour season finale episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

 

 

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