The Gifted marks FOX’s expansion in the Marvel TV universe, which is rooted within the X-Men universe. The highly-anticipated superhero series created by Matt Nix and Bryan Singer is expected to be a companion series, which will boast appearances by some key X-Men characters such as Blink.
The action-adventure family drama 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 Nix (APB, Burn Notice), directed by 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).
The series also stars Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. The Gifted is set to premiere later this year on FOX.