And yet another superhero show to add to your queue… For the first time ever, FOX will be debuting a Marvel show called The Gifted this Fall. The series follows a suburban family whose lives are no longer ordinary once they realize the children possess mutant powers. This family who is now on the run teams up with the fellow mutants to create an underground network in order to survive and protect others of their kind. The show has an all star cast of Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind, Coby Bell, and more.
We were there during their panel at San Diego Comic Con and we have some info:
- The X-Men are gone. There are NO X-Men here.
Why? It’ll be revealed in the show. Nor will the series be on the same timeline as the cinematic universe. The Gifted will primarily be doing their own thing but will be taking names from the universe.
- The whole cast and crew teased a bit about where the show will go.
The mutants will meet in the pilot, which we will see is loosely based on the Underground Railroad. It’s a network that exists to help others. How will they manage to keep this underground network going and how do they survive themselves? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
- There was an intended delay with Legion and The Gifted.
Executive Producer Lauren Shuler Donner says, “We aren’t Marvel, but don’t want to diffuse or have a fan to say, ‘No, I’m getting tired of this.'”
- Why should you watch the series?
As the whole panel summarized: it’s a group of outsiders who didn’t ask for their powers but were just given them. “They’re simply ordinary people who are just living their life.”
The Gifted premieres on Monday, October 2nd at 9/8c on FOX. Want to hear the whole panel? Listen to the audio below.