The world is a very tough place if you’re different and that fact is always on display for Marvel‘s mutants. After making a whole slew of movies, many of them questionable at best, Fox is strutting their stuff on the small screen. First it was Legion over on FX, now they have a new promo for The Gifted. A show that at it’s core is all about the family dynamic, in a landscape that sees a point seemingly without the X-Men or the Brotherhood. So what hope does a new generation of special people really have? It’s a version of reality that plays off nicely here.
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 Matt Nix (APB, “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan 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”).
Consider the work done in First Class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. Minus the missteps, like the fact that none of the characters seem to age even though that each of those flicks take place in different decades. The minds behind it have shown a more comic version of their slick suited protectors with a wealth of history built in their wake. If there’s one thing for sure: there’s space for this to operate in.
But what do you think? Could this be a show worth watching? Will you give it a chance and watch the premiere on October 2nd?
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