“We’re able to explore themes of the world we live in and mirror that through the lens of our show.”
Superheroes are taking over once again so be ready for this series! The Gifted is the next new series coming to FOX from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel, and they have taken the San Diego Comic-Con stage. The Gifted comes out of the X-Men universe but won’t feature crossovers, according to the producers. However, we hear Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance in the pilot! The new series is about an ordinary family-oriented couple in the suburbs whose lives completely change when they discover their children have mutant powers. The Gifted is directed by Bryan Singer of the “X-Men” franchise, created/written by Matt Nix of Burn Notice, and stars Stephen Moyer (Reed Strucker), Amy Acker (Caitlyn Strucker), Sean Teale (Eclipse), Jamie Chung (Blink), Coby Bell (Jace Turner), Emma Dumont (Lorna Dane/Polaris), Blair Redford (Thunderbird), Percy Hynes White (Andy Strucker), and Natalie Alyn Lind (Lauren Strucker).
The SDCC panel for The Gifted was joined by the entire cast! Fans got to see the first 15 minutes of the premiere episode, and the show debuted a Comic-Con trailer. The Gifted also has a huge presence this year with exhibits outside the convention center where you can get ‘tested’ to see if you have the X-Gene that will become a huge part of this show.
The cast and crew of The Gifted pulled all stops to bring an exciting panel, and we have gathered some of the highlights below!
The X-Men universe is ALIVE AND WELL on The Gifted and Matt Nix had this to say about it:
“The X-Men are important in our culture and we wanted to honor that”
Also in regards to X-Men, Stephen Moyer said this:
“Well, I obviously have some relationship with the X-Men universe. I’m married to Rogue. I’m a lucky guy.”
Another producer on the show, Derek Hoffman, said the show would explore important issues that matter in the world today:
“We’re able to explore the themes of the world we live in and mirror that through the lens of our show.”
It’s a show full of mutants, and then there’s the superpower-less dad. Stephen Moyer said this:
“I think my character’s superpower is like a ‘Dad’ superpower… like mowing the lawn”
Gifted is one of a kind, says Matt Nix:
“There are many streams. The Gifted is in its own universe but not in any same timeline.”
Finally, Sean Teale had this to say:
“They are ordinary people living extraordinary lives.”
Now if all that didn’t sound fun enough already, here’s the exclusive trailer of The Gifted released at San Diego Comic-Con!
Don’t forget to keep a watch out for our San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Review. We break it down for the ones who attended and the ones who want to make it for the future.
THE GIFTED premieres THIS FALL on FOX
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