Created by the people who gave us Fargo, FX’s Legion managed to receive high praise from critics for its unique, visceral take on the superhero genre. Now, Fox is set to release another TV series later this year, also centered in the X-Men Universe titled, THE GIFTED!
The gifted is created by Matt Nix who wrote the series’ pilot episode. What’s interesting about this series (or the pilot of this series, at least) is that it’s directed by Bryan Singer, the man who directed X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s apparent that Bryan Singer has a lot of passion for the X-Menverse. The pilot stars Redford, Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Jamie Chung, among others.
Fans of X-Men films and comics would not be disoriented as to where this fits in the mythology. If you like that world and the world of the movies, there are definite nods to it, it definitely exists in the same general universe.
THE GIFTED, from Marvel, 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, “True Blood”) and Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”).
But, enough jibber jabber, check out the first official trailer for The Gifted, below.