No Season 3 for the Marvel drama.
April 17, 2019
Word is out this evening that Fox has cancelled The Gifted after two seasons. The mutant drama, which concluded its sophomore run earlier this year, is the latest Marvel-based series to get the axe.
The show premiered in 2017 and had a fairly strong debut outing. Reviews were generally positive and ratings were solid enough for it to rank as the #3 new drama of that season. And while critical reception remained strong in Season 2, ratings did slip considerably compared to what it brought in for Season 1. Combine that with the fact that Marvel-based fare has been dropping like flies in recent months, and today's cancellation did not come as a complete surprise.
Set in Marvel's X-Men universe, The Gifted follows a family who learns that their kids possess mutant powers. And though the father is a district attorney, he is forced to take his family on the run from a hostile government and join up with an underground network of mutants in a fight to survive.
I am much more upset then I expected to be with this cancellation. I actually let out a shriek that had my family come to check on me. Oops! After the Manifest renewal - which was a surprise to me- I had hope for The Gifted.
Season 2 did go off the rails, but it certainly seems they could have gotten back on track pretty easily. There are too many shows based on graphic novels from all companies, but this one seemed more unique to me. Add the great cast and this is a show I will really miss.
@Aly - I would still watch it if you liked season 1 and have the time. It is quite different from S1, but it is still worth watching. JMHO