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If the Second Trailer Tells Us Anything, ‘The Gifted’ May Actually Be Pretty Decent

One of the more interesting superhero television shows that’s been in the pipe for a while is The Gifted, which is set in Fox’s X-Men movie universe… somewhere. I mean, it’s a world where the X-Men and the Brotherhood both existed at some point, but may have gone underground… or gotten wiped out… or something?

Anyway, the show focuses on a couple of parents going (played by Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) on the run with their mutant children (Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White). They get involved with a mutant underground while the government hunts them. Frankly, it just looks pretty neat. We got a trailer for the show back in May, but now the network has put out a second.

And you know what? It looks pretty damned good.

I mean, for what you can tell from a trailer.

The Gifted premieres October 2nd on Fox.

The Full Trailer For Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ Is Here

Last week we talked about how X-Men adjacent television series The Gifted has been picked up to series, and now we have a full trailer for the show. And honestly? It looks pretty decent.

Developed by Bryan Singer, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as a couple of parents going on the run with their mutant children, played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. The trailer teases out a few things about the character’s reality, like both the X-Men and Magneto’s Brotherhood being both well-known but also pretty much gone. We get to see some robotic sentinels too, even if they’re little spider robots and not giant robot dudes.

The series looks exciting, though a little melodramatic. That’s the only part that worries me, just because shows that take themselves too seriously face a higher bar than ones able to poke fun at their own ridiculousness on occasion. We’ll see how the show ends up walking that line once it comes out though.

The Gifted premieres this fall on Fox.

Bryan Singer’s X-Men Spin-off TV Show Picked Up to Series, Has a Teaser

We can’t really refer to the series Bryan Singer’s been putting together at Fox as the “still untitled X-Men show” anymore, as it’s now got one — The Gifted. We’re also happy to report that it’s been picked up for a season order.

The network put out a short teaser for the series too, with the promise of a full trailer following next week. For those of you who haven’t been playing along, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as a couple of parents going on the run with their mutant children, played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. We see said kids pretty clearly in the teaser, even if very little of the plot is given away.

The Gifted premieres this fall on Fox.

Via io9

The Cast For Fox’s Untitled X-Men Pilot So Far

The still untitled X-Men pilot in production at Fox has assembled its cast, and we thought it was about time we looked at it. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it focuses on two parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. They end up having to go on the run from the government, and end up getting help from an underground network of mutant. It’s being written by Matt Nix, with Bryan Singer directing the pilot.

So yeah, it sounds pretty neat.

First off, Stephen Moyer will play one of the parents, an attorney named Reed Stewart. Moyer is best known to audiences from his role on True Blood. Amy Acker (Person of Interest, Angel) has been cast Reed’s wife, Kate Stewart. Playing their daughter Lauren (one of the aforementioned mutant kids) is Natalie Alyn Lind, best known for her appearance on Gotham. Percy Hynes White has been cast as Andy, who we’re pretty sure is their other kid (though we lack confirmation), and is described as a quiet loner.

The leader of the Mutant group, Sam, will be played by Blair Redford. Sam is described as “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.” Also part of the network is Blink (one of the few characters who come straight from the comics), who will be played by Jamie Chung. Blink was played by a different actress in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but I think they’re sort of just hoping no one notices.

Also on the mutant front, Emma Dumont is playing comic’s character Lorna Dane (aka Polaris), and Sean Teale playing series original character Marcos Diaz/Eclipse.

Finally, Burn Notice star Coby Bell will be playing Jace Turner, a ” weathered man who quietly wrestles with the moral ambiguities of a job that regularly requires cold-blooded, calculating efficiency on a day-to-day basis.” A lot of people are theorizing that he will be the villain of the series, and while it’s likely, it’s still speculation.

Honestly, it’s a pretty solid group of actors, and I’m pretty optimistic about the show’s potential.

Via Deadline, THR, Variety, EW, Marvel, Deadline, Deadline

Fox’s Untitled X-Men Pilot to Go Into Production

It doesn’t have a title yet, but Fox’s X-Men-adjacent television series that was announced last July seems to be moving forward. The network has now put the pilot into production, and (as it’s a put pilot) it means we’ll probably get to see it no matter the show’s final fate.

Matt Nix is showrunning, and the series will apparently have strong ties to the current Fox X-Men movie universe. The official synopsis for the show is actually fairly interesting:

The Untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover 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.

This will be, of course, the second X-Men series to stumble to the screens recently, with the other being the soon-premiering Legion on FX.

Via ComingSoon.net

Fox Commits to New ‘X-Men’ Universe Set Put Pilot

Fox’s corner of the Marvel Universe (namely “everything X-Men related”) has been fairly successful in the theaters, and they want to see that success expand to the small screen too. While FX’s Legion television series is moving forward, it’s not set in the same reality as the film franchise. The Hellfire series that had previously been in development at Fox is apparently dead in the water as well.

So the network is going to try all over again.

Fox has now officially committed to put pilot for a new as-of-yet untitled X-Men related TV series. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Matt Nix, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are all executive producing, and Marvel summarized the series pretty simply:

The Untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover 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.

No further details are available, but it sounds pretty interesting. With a put pilot commitment, it also means that even if the show doesn’t get picked up for series we’ll still get to see the first episode.

We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops.

Via Marvel

Episode 40 – Punching Yourself in the Face

On this episode we take a moment to mourn RWBY creator Monty Oum’s passing, get confused by Syfy’s new reality series casting call, celebrate the Ghostbusters remake’s cast, look hard at the possibility of a Zelda Netflix series, and think about Fox’s possible X-Men TV show.

Also, Trae went to Comic Con Purdue and it was a thing. A thing that totally happened.

(Also you’ll hear Trae apologize for Audio glitches that never happen — because he pulled the audio off the backup this episode instead.)

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Fox confirms X-men TV Series in the Works

Well, they confirmed that they’re “exploring” the idea and they are “cautiously optimistic.” Which is honestly a smart move. There are so many X-men characters that you could never explore all of them in the movies. (Heck, if your not Wolverine, Magneto, Xavier or Mystique, you still haven’t been explored all that well.)

Of course there’s not much we can do beyond speculate at this point.

*Watches comments section in Anticipation*

Via: Comic Book Resources