Fox has announced at its TCA press tour that The Gifted, the network's series set in the X-Men universe, has been given the green light for a second season.
This news comes weeks before the series' two-hour season finale arrives on Jan. 15, which will conclude a season met with strong reviews from critics and fans alike. Ratings wise, the series has been the number 3 new drama of the Fall 2017 season, averaging 8.3 million Total Viewers across all available platforms.
Set in the not too distant future, The Gifted tells the story of the Strucker family. After the kids, Andy and Lauren, reveal their mutant powers, the Struckers find themselves on the run and in the protection of the Mutant Underground. The Underground is run by mutants Thunderbird, Polaris, Blink and Eclipse, who were chosen by the now disappeared X-Men to protect mutantkind from the human race after a vague catastrophe that took place on July 15. The latest episode saw all threads come together as the Underground found themselves unknowingly manipulated by the resurfaced Hellfire Club, which currently includes the telepathic trio of the Stepford Cuckoos.
The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Blair Redford, Jamie Chung, Percy Hynes White, Natalie Alyn Lind, Emma Dumont, Skyler Samuels, and Coby Bell.