Is The Gifted returning on FOX for a new season?

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The Fox series, The Gifted, wrapped up its season 2 on February 26, 2019. The show was over with a dramatic finale episode which has left fans wondering if there would be a new season of The Gifted or not. 

Showrunner Matt Nix hints at a potential Season 3 of The Gifted

The Gifted premiered on Fox on October 2, 2017. The first season ran for 13 episodes and ended on January 15, 2018. With an average of 1.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.31 million viewers, the show was considered one of the hit shows on Fox. The network decided to pick up the show for the second season as soon as the first season came to an end.

Following the Season 2 finale, numerous viewers took to Twitter to express their opinion. 

“THE FINALE JUST BLEW MY MIND Off. WE NEED SEASON 3, OKAY? #TheGifted @TheGiftedonFOX” tweeted one of the fans. 

“I hate Esmé as much as I love her!! Gaaaaah!! One of the many reasons we need season 3 is because I badly need to see her character development too!! C'mon FOX do the right thing!! #TheGifted #TheGifted #seasonfinale @TheGiftedonFOX,” wrote the other.

Another fan tweeted, “Is that it? Season 3 plss#TheGifted.”

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Speaking at the Television Critics Association, The Gifted showrunner Matt Nix hinted at the possible return of the show this time as well. Explaining how he thinks he did not get a full season of the show, Nix said, “I think that my sense is that the most likely thing is that if we come back, we’ll come back in some sort of creative way. Some partnership, because I think what we’ve discovered is that fans of The Gifted are big fans of The Gifted.”

Nix stated that the show has a strong fan base and he thinks that these fans can help bring back the show for a new season. “We have a solid fan base and it’s a little small for the broadcast networks. But we do well on streaming so there may be…my hope is that there’s something to work out in that realm,” he said. 

He also added, “I don’t anticipate a 22 episode season on broadcast but I’d love to be wrong.”

Fox is yet to make any announcement regarding the renewal/cancellation of The Gifted but one thing is very clear that viewers are more than excited to get the third season. Even if the network decides not to move ahead with a new season, it’s possible that the show will find a second home, potentially on a streaming service.

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