The network's renewal of The Gifted shows its confidence in the show.
Despite Fox including Bryan Singer's EP credit in the official press release announcing the show's second season, it appears the network is now reviewing the director's credit following a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
The Gifted ranked third among all new dramatic series and averaged 8.3 million viewers across all platforms.
Watching The Gifted, you get the distinct sense that the entire production was crafted with an eye toward the budgetary limitations placed on the first season.
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 unsafe mission to stop his efforts.
The Gifted was expected to receive a second season order in light of how well the show has performed in the ratings.
The announcement comes as the show heads into its Season 1 finale, airing the week after next featuring a two-hour season finale airing Monday, January 15 on FOX. With everything to lose, alliances shift and relationships are put to the test. However, some fans were concerned for the show's future after Disney purchased 20th Century Fox for $50 billion, finally allowing Marvel Studios access to X-Men and Fantastic Four characters.
The Gifted follows two ordinary parents who take their family on the run from the government when they discover their children have mutant abilities.
Sean Teale, Jame Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White co-star on the show, which presents a world in which both the X-Men and their villainous counterparts the Brotherhood of Mutants have disappeared.