Fox and Marvel Television recently released the first trailer for their upcoming X-men TV series ‘The Gifted’. Written by ‘Burn Notice’ creator Matt Nix and directed by Marvel mutant movie major player Bryan Singer, the show will follow two parents as they are forced to take their mutant children on the run from a shady government agency. So far, we’ve gotten a pretty good look at what the show has to offer such as Sentinels and various mutant powers in action, but now a new preview gives us even more of a glimpse at what to expect when the show premieres this fall.
Earlier this week, the network released a promo titled ‘When You Find Yourself In A Different World’ on their YouTube channel. While it features many elements from the first trailer, there are a number of shots that have not previously been seen. However, like the initial preview, this video seems to focus more on the mutant abilities rather than the mutants themselves. Despite seeing what they can do, we’re left wondering what these characters are actually like as people. Although, with a few months before the show’s debut, we’re sure to get all of that in due time. Meanwhile, check out the latest trailer for ‘The Gifted’ below, followed by the show’s official synopsis:
‘The Gifted’ tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Reed and Caitlin Strucker are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, Lauren and Andy, are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner.
Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network – Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Blink/Clarice Fong, Polaris/Lorna Dane, and Thunderbird/John Proudstar – are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants.
‘The Gifted’ starring Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White premieres this fall on Fox.