Below are some additional interesting insights and predictions we found online about Season 2 of The Gifted that we thought our viewers might like to see.
First off, we’re glad that Stephen Moyer’s new series, The Gifted wrapped its first season on Monday with 3.4 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating during both hours, rising 36 and 42 percent from two weeks ago to hit and equal its best numbers since Oct. 30. See our post about the ratings here.
The Gifted season 2 release date: When’s it coming?
The first season kicked off in the US on October 2, 2017, so while we haven’t got a confirmed release date for season two, we’d expect it to arrive around the same time. In the UK, the first season premiered only a few days after the US, so that pattern will continue for the second.
The Gifted season 2 cast: Who’s returning?
As with the first season, the Strucker family will be central to the second season so that means returns for Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as Reed and Caitlin Strucker, along with Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White as their children Lauren and Andy.
Given they all survived the season one finale, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont and Blair Redford will all be back as Mutant Underground members Eclipse, Blink, Polaris, and Thunderbird, respectively, as will Coby Bell as Sentinel Services agent Jace Turner who is trying to hunt down the Struckers and the mutants.
We can also expect to see more of Skyler Samuels as Esme Frost and her sisters Phoebe and Sophie, otherwise known as the Stepford Cuckoos. TVLine reports that she will potentially be a series regular in season two, with Samuels teasing: “Yeah, you’ll be seeing lots more of me and my sisters next season!”
Easter Egg Teases during the finale
In The Gifted finale, Sentinel Services investigated anyone connected to Otto Strucker’s research. This included his wife, Reed Strucker’s mother.
Reed found his mother and warned her about Sentinel Services. He also asked his mother for the name of anyone who may have more information on Otto’s work. She gave him the name of a researcher: Madeline Risman. That name may ring a bell for X-Men fans. While Madeline Risman isn’t a known character, Matthew Risman is. Matthew is the leader of the Purifiers, a religious group who believe all mutants are demons.
The Gifted introduced the Purifiers late in Season One. A flashback showed an altercation between Purifiers and Blink, and Blink was so disturbed by the Purifier mob that she ended up in the Brotherhood.
Neither Madeline nor Matthew Risman appears in the finale. ComicBook.com asked The Gifted showrunner Matt Nix about the Purifiers’ future role.
“Obviously, there are a lot of conversations to be had with the networks, studios, producers and things like that, so I’m hesitant a few days from a renewal to promise specific things, but I will say we did not drop the name ‘Madeline Risman’ into the show by accident,” Nix says. “One of the things I can say about the Purifiers is they’re just regular people a lot of them. It’s a thing that can exist everywhere. It’s not the Sentinel Services. It’s not a place that, I mean, it might have a headquarters, but you can work at a supermarket and be a Purifier. That’s a really interesting avenue, I think, to explore so that the show is not simply an endless battle between the Sentinel Services and the Underground.”
“So, what I love about the Purifiers is that they can be anybody and in a way that’s a lot scarier,” he continues. “The Sentinel Services, as scary as they are, you know where they are and they’re bound by law. They’re bound by at least to some extent by laws, and the need to put people in jail and be called before congressional committees, but you know, Purifiers don’t have that same thing. They’re just misguided people with the sweatshirts with the crosses on them.”