Ahead of the show’s season finale, the Fox Network announced Thursday that it is picking up the freshman drama series “The Gifted” for a second season.
Set in Marvel’s “X-Men” universe, the family adventure show will wrap up its freshman season Jan. 15 with a two-hour season finale.
“Ranking as the No. 3 new drama of the 2017-2018 season, ‘The Gifted’ is averaging a 2.0/7 in Live + 7 ratings and has built upon Fox’s year-ago time period by +18%,” the network notes in today’s announcement. “The Gifted’ averages 8.3 million total viewers across platforms, representing a +146% lift from its Live + Same Day delivery.”
In the upcoming season finale, “eXtraction/X-roads” (Monday, Jan. 15, 8-10 p.m. ET/PT), “Dr. Campbell (guest star Garret Dillahunt) attends the Humanity Today summit, attempting to take the Hound program national, while some of the team at Mutant HQ go on a dangerous mission to stop his efforts,” Fox notes. “Then, the Mutant HQ comes under attack. With everything to lose, alliances shift and relationships are put to the test.”
“The Gifted” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series’ showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer.