On Tuesday, Fox announced that it has given Marvel’s new show The Gifted, a new action-adventure series that has been in production since last summer, a series order.
The series stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as Reed and Caitlin Strucker, a married couple whose lives are forever changed when they learn that their children, played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White, have mutant powers. After being forced on the run from the government, they join up with a network of underground mutants and fight to survive.
The cast also includes Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, and Blair Redford.
The Gifted is helmed by writer and Burn Notice showrunner Matt Nix, along with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory, who will all serve as executive producers.
Singer, who directed many of the X-Men films, as well as Superman Returns, is no stranger to the mutant universe, so he seems a natural fit on a team that also boasts Marvel’s head of television, Loeb, who said last year, “Marvel Television is thrilled to be co-producing with 20th Century Fox on our first project,” adding that Nix is “a huge fan of ‘X-Men’ and his take on ‘X-Men,’ with its rich characters and high stakes adventure, is exactly the show we want on Fox.”
The Gifted adds to Marvel’s ever growing presence on broadcast, cable, and streaming channels alike, from ABC’s Agents Of SHIELD, to FX’s Legion, to Netflix’s Daredevil (and many more). This new Fox series is unique in that it will air alongside Gotham, the DC universe drama that recently got renewed for its fourth season. There are many who would perhaps wonder if Marvel and DC could peacefully co-exist on the same network. I guess we’ll all find out this fall.
Will you be tuning into The Gifted?