Fox’s The Gifted will be returning for a second season! The network announced the series’ renewal on Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
The announcement was fully expected and comes just ahead of the first season’s two-hour finale. The Gifted has done exceptionally well with ratings and is ranked as the number 3 drama of the fall season.
The Gifted tells the story of a suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker), whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
The action-adventure drama, which features characters from the X-Men comic book franchise, comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel TV. X-Men director Bryan Singer is heading up the series along with Matt Nix as the writer and executive producer. Singer will also executive produce with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Winberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.
In addition to Moyer and Acker, the series also stars Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White play their children, Lauren Strucker and Andy Strucker; Sean Teale plays Eclipse a.k.a. Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung plays Blink a.k.a. Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont plays Polaris a.k.a. Lorna Dane; Blair Redford plays Thunderbird a.k.a. John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.
The Gifted‘s two-hour season finale will air Monday, January 15th at 8 PM on Fox. Have you been watching The Gifted? What do you think about the first season? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!