Earlier this week, FOX renewed The Gifted TV show for a second season. Now they’re considering removing Bryan Singer’s name from the Marvel drama’s credits. The director, who is credited as an executive producer on The Gifted, is the subject of sexual misconduct accusations.
A FOX superhero drama, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Coby Bell, and Garret Dillahunt. The sci-fi action-adventure series centers on Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Moyer and Acker) and their teenaged children, Lauren (Lind) and Andy (White), who develop powers associated with the X-gene of X-Men canon.
As director of the X-Men feature franchise, Singer had been attached as an executive producer on The Gifted from the get-go. He went on to direct the pilot.
“As part of his deal for directing the pilot, he is an executive producer on the series,” Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn told Deadline. “Truthfully, after he shot the pilot, he went and did a movie and had little to no involvement day-to-day in Season 1. But we take all the allegations very seriously, and we’re looking into it for Season 2. Right now we have a lot of time before it premieres, and we continue to have discussions about it.”
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