FOX ‘X-Men’ Drama ‘The Gifted’ Gets New Photos and Synopsis
You’ve seen the first official trailer for Marvel’s FOX mutant drama The Gifted, but the network isn’t done previewing Bryan Singer’s X-Men TV series just yet. Take a look at fresh photos from the X-drama, including a Sentinel-filled synopsis!
In addition to Monday’s trailer, FOX released a new cadre of stills and key art from The Gifted, as well as a more robust synopsis. Worth noting; it seems Sentinels are classified as both human and machine, which itself could give way to more familiar imagery as the series wears on. Read for yourself:
Reed and Caitlin are two normal suburban parents whose lives get thrown into chaos when they discover that their children possess mutant powers in THE GIFTED.
Teens Lauren and Andy are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals their mutual powers to the world, forcing their parents to flee their old lives in order to protect their children. The Strucker family goes on the run from the government agency the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner, who is determined to protect the rest of the population from mutants. And things are made even more complicated by the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants, which is why his children hid their powers from him for as long as possible.
But with the family on the run, their only hope comes in the form of an underground network that helps mutants in trouble — and it’s full of mutants dealing with their own issues.
In addition to True Blood alum Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker and Gotham alum Natalie Alyn Lind, also cast in the new series is Bunheads alum Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane/Polaris, a metal-manipulating mutant typically portrayed as one of Magneto’s lesser-known children. Other additions include Coby Bell, Sean Teale as Eclipse, Jamie Chung as Marvel mutant Blink (who Singer had previously showcased in Days of Future Past) and Switched at Birth star Blair Redford as a Native American mutant leader.
The new drama from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix was initially described to follow “two human parents who discover their children as mutants, forcing them to run from a hostile government, and join with an underground network of mutants to survive.” The series was also said to take place in the same universe as the films.
Watch the first trailer below, and stay tuned for more details of FOX’s X-Men TV series The Gifted in the meantime.
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