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“The Gifted” Renewed for Season 2

FOX has renewed The Gifted for a second season! The network announced the good news on Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

‘The Gifted’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

VARIETY – “The Gifted” has been renewed for a second season at Fox, the network announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The series is set in the Marvel “X-Men” universe and follows a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. A two-hour first season finale is set to air on Jan. 15 on Fox.

It stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, and Coby Bell.

The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series’ showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer.

In Live+Same Day ratings, the series is averaging a 1.0 rating and 3.3 million viewers per episode. In Live+7, it is averaging a 2.0 and 8.3 million viewers across platforms, making it the number three new drama of the season.

The renewal of the Marvel-based series comes shortly after the announcement that Disney will acquire 20th Century Fox for over $50 billion. The deal will see Disney, which now owns Marvel, acquire Marvel properties like “X-Men,” which were sold off before Disney purchased Marvel in 2009.

Emma Joins “What Lies Ahead”

Rumer Willis & Emma Dumont To Star In Indie Thriller ‘What Lies Ahead’

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Rumer Willis and Aquarius‘ Emma Dumont are toplining Rob Gardner’s indie thriller What Lies Ahead, which has now started principal photography in Kentucky. Gardner and writer William J. Viglione are producing via their Lago Pictures along with Joel Segal and Joe Burke.

The pic centers on a woman (Dumont) and her boyfriend’s sister (Willis) who embark on an unexpected road trip from Georgia to New York. As they get to know each other, encountering assorted locals and misadventures along the way, an unseen peril begins to emerge that threatens to grow stronger with each passing mile.

Jeff Mardis, Renee Mardis, Ray Perkins and Marv Dauer are executive producers.

Willis, who is about to embark on her multi-city Over The Love concert tour (she’s been Roxie Hart on Broadway and did a stint at the Café Carlyle), recently wrapped shooting Future World opposite James Franco and Hello Again starring Audra McDonald. She is repped by APA, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Bianca Levin.

Dumont, who co-starred on the then-ABC Family series Bunheads, currently stars opposite David Duchovny on NBC’s Aquarius, which returns for the rest of its Season 2 on Saturdays beginning this weekend. She is repped by APA and Untitled.