THE GIFTED: Skyler Samuels in the "oMens" season finale episode of THE GIFTED airing Tuesday, Feb. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Annette Brown/FOX.

Fox cancels Atlanta-produced ‘The Gifted’ after two seasons

Originally posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Fox has decided to drop Marvel’s “The Gifted” after two seasons. 

The show was based out of Atlanta Metro Studios in Union City.

Variety broke the story of the cancellation. 

“The Gifted,” which completed season two in February, followed a suburban couple who find out their teenage children possess mutant powers and are forced to go on the run from a hostile government. They join an underground network of mutants to survive. 

The show saw a huge drop-off in viewership season two. Its overnight average of viewers fell from 3.31 million to 1.95 million and its 18-49 ratings dropped an alarming 41 percent. 

Fox currently has three other shows shooting in Atlanta: “Star,” “The Passage” and “The Resident.” “Star” is still up in the air for a fourth season and there is no word on the future of “The Passage” in terms of a second season yet. “The Resident” recently received a third-season nod

The network shot two pilots in Atlanta for potential slots in the 2019-20 schedule: a romantic comedy called “Lovestruck” starring Rachel Billson and a cop show “Deputy” starring Stephen Dorff. Most pilots that are shot here and get cleared stay here though occasionally a network will move it elsewhere e.g. ABC’s “Quantico” and NBC’s “Revolution.” 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.