Sad news for fans of FOX’s The Gifted this morning as it has been confirmed the series has been cancelled after two seasons. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the series will not be returning for a third season.
The Gifted hailed from 20th Century Fox TV which now finds itself under the ownership of Disney. With the X-Men characters returning home to Marvel many had anticipated that the show would not survive even before the ratings began to fall.
Season two averaged fewer than 2 million viewers and just under a 0.6 rating, dropping 40 percent from its freshman run.
The series recently wrapped up its second season on the air and will now fade away in to the legendary list of cancelled comic book shows.
Will you miss The Gifted?
Action-adventure family drama The Gifted, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple 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.
Written by Matt Nix (APB, Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), the series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED, True Blood) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest).