Well, that sure didn’t take long. Season 2, here we come!
Deadline reports that The Gifted, the FOX show set in the X-Men universe, which is set to air it’s Season 1 finale on January 15th, will be back for a Season 2.
We can’t say we’re shocked by this pickup. The show’s numbers have declined some from its premiere, but it’s a Marvel property AND delayed viewing has helped the show a lot. Plus, the chances for it to grow are tremendous. Can you imagine all the X-Men characters that could pop up with more time?
Add to that the fact that the show has developed a strong social media following and has gotten critical acclaim for characterization and strong messages, and you got the makings of a show FOX should be invested in. But then again, this sounds similar to what we could have said last year about Pitch, so let’s just take the good news and call this a win. In this day and age, nothing is certain.
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The Gifted airs Mondays at 9/8c on FOX. The two-hour season finale will air January 15th.