Get ready for the X-Men to hit network TV.
Deadline reported yesterday that the X-Men drama series The Gifted has received a series order from Fox for the 2017-18 television season.
Written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and executive produced by X-Men movie director Bryan Singer, who also directed the pilot, The Gifted focuses on 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. The full cast includes:
Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, a father trying to balance his family responsibilities with his job as a district attorney.
Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, a mother struggling with her split from Reed and "increasingly challenging" teenage children.
Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, a "perfect" kid.
Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker, a sensitive loner who keeps to himself.
Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, a rebellious mutant who can absorb and manipulate photons.
Coby Bell as Jace Turner, a man struggling with the cold-blooded requirements of his job.
In addition, Fox has released a 20-second teaser trailer for The Gifted, with a full trailer arriving five days from now. You can view it below thanks to the official Fox account on YouTube...