the gifted

With the new ‘X-Men’ series ‘The Gifted’ premiere a little less than 2 months away, the FOX marketing train has been starting to push the new series with a number of new promos and advertisements. Luckily for us, they also decided to release a new trailer for the show, titled ‘Family Is The Ultimate Power.’

The trailer (which you can check out below) really showcases the cinematic elements of the upcoming series (thanks, I’m sure, in no small part due to the contributions of the director of the pilot, ‘X-Men’ alum Brian Singer), and really brings a powerful, emotional vibe to the proceedings. Up to this point, the series just really felt more like a family on the run. This really, for me at least, brings home the idea that the show is about family, about this family struggling to stay together, to survive not only the government trying to hunt them down but also the realization of the power the kids have and what effect that will have on the rest of their lives.

Of course, the best parts of the trailer are Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker, which is no surprise considering their backgrounds and the fact that they have already proven their talents before, but even the kids deliver in the trailer, which opens on them going to a high school dance and having a ‘Carrie’ moment where they accidentally reveal their mutant powers to the student body in a moment of terror. And the line about no one knowing where the X-Men or Brotherhood of Mutants are helps settle the story without having to worry about its connection to the cinematic X-universe (and perhaps hinting about the X-Men being in space having some cosmic adventures at this point in time…).

Check out the full trailer for yourself, and make sure to share your thoughts on the upcoming show in the comments section below!

And here’s the official synopsis:

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 Gifted’ will premiere on Monday, Oct 2, at 9/8C pm on FOX!