In the wake of The Gifted's renewal for a second season, Fox is having internal discussions on Bryan Singer's continued involvement - and listed 'executive producer' status - on the show, according to Deadline. This comes following recent allegations of sexual misconduct by Singer.
According to Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, Singer has had little to no hands-on involvement in The Gifted since filming the show's pilot. His Executive Producer credit stems from his deal with 20th Century Fox for directing most of the X-Men films.
“As part of his deal for directing the pilot, he is an executive producer on the series,” Thorn told Deadline. “Truthfully, after he shot the pilot, he went and did a movie and had little to no involvement day-to-day in Season 1. But we take all the allegations very seriously, and we’re looking into it for Season 2. Right now we have a lot of time before it premieres, and we continue to have discussions about it.”
Nothing was stated about any listed credit Singer would receive for 2018's X-Men: Dark Phoenix or New Mutants film.
Singer's name was previously removed from USC's Division of Cinema and Media Studies film school, according to Variety. According to USC officials, that removal was Singer's decision, also made in the wake of the allegations against him.
No premiere date has been set for The Gifted season 2.