'The Gifted': Fox Orders Marvel X-Men Drama to Series

New Marvel series 'The Gifted' picked up at Fox

The series also promises X-Men characters Thunderbird, Polaris, and Blink as part of that underground network, and some of them appear to make extremely brief appearances in this first teaser.

The X-Men franchise made its live action TV debut earlier this year with the surprisingly good Legion, so it was less surprising when Fox quickly announced their plans for another X-Men series, this one from longtime X-Men movie director Bryan Singer.

Billed as a "family adventure series", the drama stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. 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. However, while Legion was intentionally created to stand apart from the cinematic X-Men universe, Nix and Singer have envisioned The Gifted as a companion series to the films that will allow for character crossover.




Nix serves as showrunner and will exec produce alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Marvel Television's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

Watch the first promo for The Gifted, below. So think X-Men.but it's not really X-Men. The synopsis involves a family who discovers their kid is a mutant and must go on the run, shacking up with a bunch of other mutants to survive.

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