The Gifted has been renewed for a second season, Fox announced at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Thursday.
The Gifted follows a former suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker), whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children (Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White) possess mutant powers, forcing the family to go on the run and align with the mutant underground that Reed formerly hunted. The series also stars Sean Teale (Eclipse/Marcos Diaz), Jamie Chung (Blink/Clarice Fong), Coby Bell (Jace Turner), Emma Dumont (Polaris/Lorna Dane), and Blair Redford (Thunderbird/John Proudstar).
The series ranks as the No. 3 new drama of the fall season — ABC’s The Good Doctor leads the freshman pack — averaging 8.3 million total viewers and a 2.0 in the 18-49 demographic factoring in delayed viewing across all platforms.
The Gifted hails from writer and executive producer Matt Nix, while X-Men director Bryan Singer helmed the pilot. Singer also executive produces with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Winberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.
The renewal news comes ahead of the two-hour season 1 finale, slated to air Monday, Jan. 15, which finds Mutant HQ under attack, putting relationships and alliances to the test.