The Gifted is a Fox superhero television series set in an alternate universe where the X-Men have vanished, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men franchises. The show has a total of 2 seasons. The show aired for the first time on October 2, 2017, and concluded on February 26, 2019. Critics gave it mainly positive reviews, and it had “solid” viewership.
The show ‘The Gifted’ revolved around two ordinary parents who take their family on the run from the authorities when they identify that their kids have mutant strengths, and enter an underground society of mutants who have to battle to stay alive.
The Gifted – Renewed Or Cancelled?
After two seasons, Fox decided to discontinue the show on April 17, 2019. The Gifted, Fox’s sophomore dramedy, will not be renewed for a third season. In its second season, which concluded in February, the series was a mediocre performer in Fox’s regular rankings. As previously stated, the series earned positive reviews from critics, with the second season ranking even higher on Rotten Tomatoes.
However, The Gifted’s second season averaged a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in Live+7, down from 2.0 in Season 1 and 3.3 million viewers via Deadline. Because Fox no longer owns the show. Linear ratings now play a significant part in the broadcast network’s decision to renew it. Most X-Men fans have concluded that all of this has something to do with Disney’s acquisition of Fox.
Those admirers are accurate, though in a much more indirect manner than they believe. It’s vital to note that Disney’s acquisition excludes Fox Broadcasting. Because the company already owns a broadcasting network and would be prohibited from purchasing another.
Matt Nix, the showrunner, admitted in a February interview with SlashFilm, “My sense is that the most likely thing is that if we come back, we’ll come back in some sort of creative way. Some partnership, because I think what we’ve discovered is that fans of The Gifted are big fans of The Gifted. We have a solid fan base and it’s a little small for the broadcast networks. But we do well on streaming so there may be, my hope is that there’s something to work out in that realm… I don’t anticipate a 22 episode season on broadcast but I’d love to be wrong.”
The Gifted Ending
Several members of the underground depart to attend the Inner Circle at the end of the first season. And the second season shows conflicts between both factions, as well as others with their own radical beliefs. The show had been doing well in terms of online viewing. But it has now been formally terminated, and there is no word on whether or not it will be renewed. If you’ve seen the show, you’re probably aware of how it ended.
The climax begins with the Strucker family’s reactions to the infamous 7/15 occurrences. Reed Strucker gave his life to stop Reeva Payge from destroying the United States government and realizing her dream of creating a mutant country.
Matt Nix, the showrunner, claimed that he didn’t think it was fair to end the season without explanations. But that he needed to leave some suspense for a possible third season. “I didn’t want to do that,” he said, “but at the same time, cards on the table, I would love to come back. We’ve got more story to tell. So it ends on a cliffhanger, but I think we also deliver a lot of satisfying conclusion to the audience as well.” Now, we’re left on a cliffhanger because the show has been cancelled and we won’t witness what will happen further.