Television & Film

Fox Cancels THE GIFTED

After two seasons, Fox has cancelled¬†The Gifted. Officially, the network has opted not to renew the series for a third season, but it’s essentially the same as a cancellation.

The show, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, was set in the world of the Fox X-Men movie universe (at least peripherally), and the stories centered around mutants living in a world where mutants aren’t always viewed with favor. It was well received by both critics and fans, but the second season ratings only averaged a 1.1 among adults 18-49 in Live+7 numbers, about half of its first season average.

The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford and Coby Bell. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) was the showrunner and served as executive producer along with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.

Now that 20th Century Fox Television is part of Disney, which also owns Marvel, Deadline notes that the Fox Television network no longer owns the rights to the show, which raises the question of whether some form of revival might be possible over on the Disney+ streaming service. That rumor has already swirled around the Marvel Television shows that were produced for Netflix.

Jason P. Hunt

Jason P. Hunt (founder/EIC) is the author of the sci-fi novella "The Hero At the End Of His Rope". His short film "Species Felis Dominarus" was a finalist in the Sci Fi Channel's 2007 Exposure competition.

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