While FOX has found success with DC properties like “Gotham,” the network will be diving into the Marvel Television Universe with a new series called “The Gifted”. The family adventure series will be from 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Marvel Television, and tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. FOX stopped short of announcing an exact premiere date for the new series, but promises “this fall” on the new promo.
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. The series was written by Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), and directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”). Executive-producers include 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”).
As for the cast, 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”). Fans of the franchise can check out the first-look trailer below, thanks to a late night upload from FOX.
FOX has seen terrific success with Marvel properties in the past, mostly animated tv shows, and often times surrounding the ‘X-Men’ franchise that the network and studio own the rights to. The show seems to be going after the same Government oppression, ostracizing of Mutants, and political overreach that the X-Men films have danced with in the past. Overall it’s a pretty great jumping-off point for a new television series, and we are very excited to see what FOX has planned for the new show when it debuts.