While Marvel Studios is preparing to play with their weak-sauce version of mutants in the form of Inhumans over at ABC (which doesn’t look very good at all), it looks like FOX might be the place to go if you’re looking for a better angle on people who just so happen to have superpowers.
The Gifted is a new series written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men: Days of Future Past), both also service as executive producers alongside X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner, X-Menfranchise writer Simon Kinberg, as well as Jessica Jones and Daredevil producers Jeff Loeb and Jim Chory. It’s been coined as an X-Men series, but that’s not entirely accurate because, in this series, the X-Men have disappeared for reasons unknown, leaving other mutants to fend for themselves as a government organization hunts them down and prosecutes them for using their powers.
FOX brought The Gifted to San Diego Comic-Con to show off some new footage from the series, and they also debuted a new trailer introducing us to the mutants who will be on the run in this promising new comic book series coming to TV this fall.
The trailer sets the stage for the series as Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer), a man who prosecutes mutants for a living, learns along with his wife Caitlin (Amy Acker) that their teenage son Andy (Percy Hynes White) and daughter Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) are both mutants. Forced to turn his back on everything he knows and everything he believed in, Reed decides to take his family into hiding with the help of a team of mutant fugitives who help others like them find safety.
Helping the Struckers are Marcos Diaz, aka Eclipse (Sean Teale), Lorna Dane, aka Polaris (Emma Dumont), John Proudstar, aka Thunderbird (Blair Redford), and new recruit Clarice Fong, aka Blink (Jamie Chung). The two groups work together to go into hiding as the relentless government agency known as Sentinel Services, including Agent Jace Turner (Coby Bell), is in hot pursuit, complete with a new kind of Sentinel in the form of little robot spiders.
The Gifted is coming to FOX this fall on October 2, 2017.