ABC and Netflix have found some measure of success in adapting Marvel properties for television, and Legion has found a home on FX. Now its broadcast sister station, FOX, is dipping a toe into Marvel’s X-Men universe, with the first season of The Gifted TV show. Will it be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
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 FOX superhero sci-fi drama centers on Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Moyer and Acker) and their teenaged children, Lauren (Lind) and Andy (White) — a seemingly normal family. When the kids manifest powers associated with the X-gene, the Struckers must go on the run and seek refuge with the mutants Reed once prosecuted.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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What do you think? Do you like The Gifted TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?
1/4/update: The Gifted is renewed for season two on FOX. Details here.