FOX unveiled a new extended trailer at San Diego Comic Con today for their upcoming Marvel television series, The Gifted.
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.
As for if the X-Men will appear in The Gifted, showrunner Matt Nix discussed where the series fits into the Marvel universe in relation to the films.
“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 October 2nd on Fox.
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