FOX will not be picking up The Gifted for a third season and Rel for a second season, according to Deadline. The cancellations mark the first by FOX since Disney bought 20th Century Fox Television, which produced both shows.
The site adds that there’s a chance The Gifted might find a new home within the Disney family. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, and set in the “X-Men” universe, The Gifted tells the emotional story of 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.
The series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White as the Strucker family. Also starring in the series are Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong, aka Clarice Ferguson; Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Sentinel Services Agents Jace Turner.
Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory served as executive producers. Nix served as the series’ showrunner.
Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Insecure, The Carmichael Show), Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a recently-divorced husband and father who makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago, with the help of his best friend and unfiltered sounding board, Brittany (Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore); his wayward younger brother, Nat (Jordan L. Jones); and his old-school Dad (Sinbad).
Jerrod Carmichael, Mike Scully, Howery, Josh Rabinowitz and the late Kevin Barnett executive produced the show.