Fox's The Gifted showrunner Matt Nix doesn't think the show will get a full third season on network television - but he does think there's hope for life for the series yet as a streaming show.
"I don’t anticipate a 22-episode season on broadcast but I’d love to be wrong," Nix told SlashFilm while discussing the show's uncertain future. "I think that my sense is that the most likely thing is that if we come back, we’ll come back in some sort of creative way. Some partnership, because I think what we’ve discovered is that fans of The Gifted are big fans of The Gifted. We have a solid fan base and it’s a little small for the broadcast networks. But we do well on streaming so there may be, my hope is that there’s something to work out in that realm."
The Gifted has not been publicly renewed for a third season on Fox. Its fate is complicated by Disney's pending purchase of certain 21st Century Fox assets which will give film and television rights for the X-Men, on which The Gifted is based, to Marvel Studios.
The other X-Men show, Legion, begins its third and final season this summer on Fox's sister station FX, which is included in the assets to be acquired by Disney.
Marvel Studios has remained mum about its plans until the buyout is complete.