‘The Gifted’ is working its way to TV very soon, bringing a new spin on 20th Century Fox’s cinematic X-Men universe. A new video has been released that introduces us to the primary mutants of the series – names that X-fans will recognize from the comic-book realm.
Featuring some basic opening info from showrunner Matt Nix, the video features introductions by each of the primary four mutants themselves: Thunderbird (portrayed by Blair Redmond), Blink (portrayed by Jamie Chung), Eclipse (portrayed by Sean Teale), and Polaris (portrayed by Emma Dumont). All but Eclipse have featured fairly prominently on various X-teams throughout the decades in the pages of Marvel Comics.
Take a peek at the video to learn more for yourself:
Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Written by Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), the series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”) and Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”).
The series is reportedly connected to the X-Men cinematic universe, but as you hear Nix say early on in the video, the show takes place at a time where “nobody knows where the X-Men are.” No specific word from the show creators on exactly when in the film-series timeline the show is designed to be set.
‘The Gifted’ premiered on FOX on Monday, October 2, 2017.