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The Gifted (season 2)
as the parents, alongside Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, and Emma Dumont. They are joined by

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The second season of the American television series The Gifted is based on Marvel Comics' X-Men properties, and follows ordinary parents who take their family on the run after they discover their children's mutant abilities. The season is connected to the X-Men film series, set in an alternate timeline where the X-Men have disappeared. It was produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, with Matt Nix serving as showrunner.

Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker star as the parents, alongside Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, and Emma Dumont. They are joined by Skyler Samuels, promoted from a recurring guest role in the first season, and Grace Byers. A second season was ordered in January 2018, and began filming that June.

The season is set to begin airing on September 25, 2018, and will run for 16 episodes.

Contents Episodes No.
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seasonTitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
codeU.S. viewers
(millions)141"eMergence"[1]Robert Duncan McNeillMatt NixSeptember 25, 2018 (2018-09-25)[2]TBATBD 152"unMoored"[3]TBATBAOctober 2, 2018 (2018-10-02)TBATBD Cast and characters Main article: List of The Gifted characters Production Development

In October 2017, showrunner Matt Nix said that he had planned "a couple of seasons, in broad strokes" for The Gifted, and stated that he wanted "to be doing this show for a long time."[9] On January 4, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season,[10] of 16 episodes.[11]

Writing

Following the end of the first season, Nix said that the second would further explore the Hellfire Club and the Purifiers, and would introduce the Morlocks.[12][13] Following the destruction of the mutant underground's base, the second season sees them become more of a network rather than remain in a single location, and forces them to hide in plain sight and interact with other mutants out in the world. Nix thought this was both an interesting change and "thematically more resonant". Their situation is contrasted with the Hellfire Club also hiding in plain sight, but within "the halls of power". Nix continued that the season would show how these two factions go about helping mutants in different ways, and also how they come together at times due to the relationships between people in each group.[14] He later expressed interest in also exploring the 7/15 incident that was mentioned in the first season, potentially through flashbacks, and said that such an exploration would take place over multiple episodes as "it’s kind of at the center of everything we’re doing."[15]

The second season features a new organization from the comics after the first featured Trask Industries. Nix noted that the story for the season had been broken before this decision was made, and then the writers looked through the comics to see which elements lines up with the direction they wanted to go.[13]

Casting

Returning from the first season to star are Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz / Eclipse, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Jamie Chung as Clarice Fong / Blink, Blair Redford as John Proudstar / Thunderbird, and Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane / Polaris.[4][5] By January 2018, Skyler Samuels, who recurred as the Stepford Cuckoos in the first season, was being looked at to be promoted to series regular for the show's second season, and she stated that her characters would be appearing more in the second season than the first either way.[6] She was confirmed to be doing so in June along with the announcement that Grace Byers would also be joining the series as a series regular, in the role of Reeva Payge.[7][8]

Michael Luwoye was announced to have been cast as Erg, the leader of the Morlocks, in August 2018. Nix also revealed at that time that an original mutant named Twist would have a "big role" in the season.[13] Newcomer Anjelica Bette Fellini was soon announced as cast in the role, which was described as coming across as "a sweet wounded bird" who reveals herself to be "a sociopath who lives for chaos".[16]

Filming

Filming for the season began on May 30, 2018.[1]

Release Broadcast

The season is set to begin airing in the United States on Fox on September 25, 2018,[2] and run for 16 episodes.[11]

Marketing

Nix, executive producer Jeph Loeb, and much of the cast promoted the season at San Diego Comic-Con 2018,[17] where the first trailer for the season debuted; it gave the season the subtitle Dawn of the Mutant Age.[18]

References
  1. ^ a b Hoffman, Derek (May 30, 2018). "Awww yeah!! Rolling on Season 2 Ep 1 of @thegiftedonfox with Robert Duncan McNeil and @MattNixTV #TheGifted #mutantsunite" (Tweet). Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018 – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b Pederson, Erik (June 28, 2018). "Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates: 'Empire', '9-1-1', Recast 'Lethal Weapon' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 29, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018. 
  3. ^ "(GIF-202) "unMoored"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Wagmeister, Elizabeth (May 9, 2017). "Fox Greenlights Marvel Action Series 'The Gifted' From Bryan Singer & Matt Nix – Watch First Teaser". Variety. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Otterson, Joe (January 4, 2018). "'The Gifted' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox". Variety. Archived from the original on June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 11, 2018). "The Gifted: Skyler Samuels Eyed for Series Regular Promotion for Season 2". TVLine. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael (June 5, 2018). "Empire's Grace Byers Joins The Gifted as Series Regular in Season 2". TVLine. Archived from the original on June 6, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Li, Shirley (July 13, 2018). "Polaris goes into labor in first look photo from The Gifted season 2". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018. 
  9. ^ Radish, Christina (October 2, 2017). "'The Gifted' Showrunner Matt Nix on Why the Show Is 'Running on Empty' with Mutants". Collider. Archived from the original on October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 4, 2018). "'The Gifted' Renewed For Season 2 By Fox – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "Returning Shows: 2018-19 Episode Orders". TVLine. Archived from the original on July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018. 
  12. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 19, 2018). "Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on The Gifted, Black Lightning, The Good Doctor, NCIS, H50, Lucifer, Once, Riverdale and More". TVLine. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  13. ^ a b c Topel, Fred (August 9, 2018). "'The Gifted' Showrunner Previews New Original Mutant, No More Trask [Exclusive]". /Film. Archived from the original on August 12, 2018. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  14. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 15, 2018). "The Gifted Boss Teases Season 2 Plan in Wake of Finale's X-treme Shake-Up, Potential Disney/Fox Deal 'Curveball'". TVLine. Archived from the original on January 20, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  15. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 20, 2018). "Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, iZombie, Roseanne, Criminal Minds, Chicago Fire — Plus, New Blind Item(s)". TVLine. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Fall TV Spoilers 2018: Scoop on 40 Returning Favorites". TVLine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018. 
  17. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 25, 2018). "20th Century Fox TV Heads To Comic-Con With 'The Passage', 'The Gifted' Season 2, 'The Orville' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  18. ^ Cardona, Ian (July 21, 2018). "The Gifted's New Subtitle Teases Season 2's Big Storyline". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018. 
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