Sooooo...you think you've got a large pile of GeekTV to watch every week and are somewhat thankful when some of those shows take a break? PREPARE FOR TONS MORE. Teen Titans, Runaways, Cloak and Dagger, Inhumans... the list grows every day. Now FOX adds to their X-Men universe with "The Gifted", premiering on FOX TV (naturally) this FALL...and we've got the first trailer!
Right off the bat, I'm not overly excited that FOX is seemingly sticking with their very disjointed X-Men movie timeline. I know they love their X-Men movies, but creating this TV universe from the ground up would be far more interesting, and a lot more hopeful. I don't wan the X-Men to be "missing". I want to know the professor is out there somewhere secretly bringing mutants into his school to train them and give them a chance at the life they choose. Is it too much to ask for a slightly sunnier world? Must we leap right into "Days of Future Past"? I will say that LEGION is one of the best shows on TV right now..so..there's hope!
Family adventure series THE GIFTED, from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children 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.
Written by Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), the series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Sean Teale (“Reign”), Jamie Chung (GOTHAM), Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”), Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”), Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”), Natalie Alyn Lind (GOTHAM) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”).