Hot on the heels of its first teaser, X-Men TV series The Gifted has released a full trailer which gives us a bit more of an idea of what we can expect from the show, and it looks like we can expect a family drama as much as a comic book show.
As fun as it is to see little Easter eggs like the Sentinel Services logo and mentions of the X-Men (who may not even exist anymore apparently, although we’re guessing they do), it’s nice to see that the focus seems to be on the teenage characters. Putting Logan to one side for a second (just for a second), the younger characters are always where X-Men thrives (they were certainly the best part of the bloated X-Men: Apocalypse). Given that we already have the brilliant, genre-bending, mind-popping Legion, it makes sense for the second X show to take a more traditional path.
The show comes from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, while Bryan Singer directed the pilot and serves as the executive producer.
“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).”
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