Fox orders Marvel drama The Gifted to series

10 May, 2017, 04:09 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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No premiere date for The Gifted has been announced.

Blink stands to play a significant role in the new series, which we should expect to learn more about when the official teaser is fully released on May 15.

Following in the footsteps of ABC, Netflix, FX, Freeform and Hulu, FOX has ordered the new drama The Gifted, part of the X-Men universe, to debut in Fall 2017. Their cause from straying away from X-Men comparisons doesn't help when Bryan Singer-who directed a handful of X-Men films-directed the pilot and is also the executive producer.

The cast includes genre staples Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest), along with Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White.

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Forced on the run, Fox says, the family connects with an underground society of mutants "and must fight to survive". Still though, for anyone hoping the series would be anything like Legion or else be an example of a prestige show starring the X-Men, it looks like you're going to be disappointed.

The show focuses on a suburban couple whose lives are rocked by the discovery that their children possess mutant powers. The pickup gives Fox both a Marvel drama as well as a show from DC Entertainment as Batman prequel Gotham is also expected to be renewed.

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