FOX’s mutant-filled new series, The Gifted, drops today and it promises plenty of action, fun, and drama despite there being no actual X-Men.
The new series follows a suburban couple, played by Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker, whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children (Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White) 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.
For fans wondering just how this mutant-related series will fit into the world of X-Men, showrunner Matt Nix cleared a few things up in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“A fan of the [X-Men] movies but also the comics would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology,” Nix said. “If you look at the movies, which take place from — they started in 2003 to now — they don’t all line up perfectly. I’m not slavishly fitting them into a particular slot. But at the same time, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to the movies. It exists in the same general universe.”
“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,” he said. “Are they gone because they too expensive for television, not exactly,” But that could definitely be a factor.
Starring Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time), Amy Acker (Persons of Interest), Sean Teale (Reign), Emma Dumont (Aquarius), Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Percy Hynes White (Between) and Blair Redford (The Lying Game).
The series comes from Burn Notice showrunner Matt Nix and will also executive produce alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The pilot has been directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men) who will executive produce the series too.
The Gifted premieres today at 9/8c on FOX.
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