After the success of ‘Legion‘ (to say nothing of the continuing success of the films), Fox is continuing to expand the franchise to television, this time with ‘The Gifted’. The series, which debuted a nearly four minute extended trailer at San Diego Comic Con, follows the Strucker family as they are forced to go on the run when they learn that their children are mutants.
In addition to the trailer itself, the show’s producers also took the opportunity the panel offered to define the series’ relationship to Fox’s other ‘X-Men’ properties, namely the studio’s ongoing series of films and the FX series ‘Legion’. With reference to the films, series creator Matt Nix offered the following, somewhat cryptic explanation:
“Thanks to ‘Days of Future Past’ there are many streams and we are not in the same timeline in the X-universe. As in the comics and universe, the idea is that we are doing our own thing.”
Right now, one of the things covered in the show is that the X-Men – why are they gone? The show covers that. Are they gone because they are too expensive for television? Not exactly, although that may be related.
As far as ‘Legion’ is concerned, producer Lauren Shuler Donner was much more direct, simply saying “Sorry to break your heart, but no,” when asked about the prospect of a crossover between the two shows.
You can check out the extended trailer for ‘The Gifted’ here:
‘The Gifted’ is scheduled to debut on FOX on October 2, 2017. The series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White.