Fox has canceled it’s X-Men based series, The Gifted, after two seasons on the network.
This doesn’t come as the biggest surprise thanks to the Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Once that sale was completed, it meant that the Fox television division – which stayed with New Fox – no longer owned The Gifted, and it would increase the cost of the series in licensing fees.
The chances of Disney shopping the series around, or even possibly taking it to its upcoming Disney+ streaming service, seem pretty slim. As it stands right now, the mutant characters are very much in flux as Marvel Studios decides what they want to do with them. The chance that Marvel would keep investing in an episodic television series that it will just wipe from the history of the characters in the next few years, seems highly unlikely.
Whereas X-Men Dark Phoenix is still on its way to theaters, and The New Mutants will reportesly also appear later this year, the Fox era of the X-Men universe is pretty much done. Legion is supposed to wrap its run with its third season on FX, and then we believe that’s it for a few years.
Both seasons of The Gifted are available to stream on Hulu in the U.S.