In January, I wrote an article about the status of the upcoming X-Men series that was granted a pilot order back in July of 2016. After some months of development, that show, The Gifted, has been given its first official trailer. As I mentioned in the previous article, Bryan Singer will direct the pilot with Max Nix writing it. Check out the trailer below.
The story will follow the Strucker family as they come to terms with the young adults, Lauren and Andy, possessing Mutant abilities. According to a brief snippet of audio in the trailer, Reed Strucker, the kids’ father, is a government agent working to capture mutants. So that’ll be an interesting twist to the story, as Reed must choose between his kids or his job. Another little piece of audio, Reed stating that “there is nothing more important to me than my family”, suggests that Mr. Strucker has already made his choice. This choice will most likely leave the family on the run from the same government agency that Reed originally thought he could trust.
The trailer also gives us some information about Lauren and Andy’s powers. Lauren seems to possess some variety of telekineses; while Andy appears to have powers in a league of his own. In the beginning of the trailer, viewers see that Andy is the victim of bullying. This treatment leaves him open to the anger that comes associated with it. I have a feeling that a good majority of the show will center around Andy, and the struggle for him to control his anger, thus controlling his power. Much like David Haller in Legion, bad things will happen if Andy doesn’t get his powers under control.
The Strucker family will join forces with an underground band of Mutants. Who are these mysterious Mutants exactly? Well, that remains to be seen as of now. But there will be other Mutants we are more familiar with popping up throughout the show. Blink and Polaris will make appearances to help fend off those Sentinal looking spiders. The Gifted has a full series order, so we can expect to see a full season (although the number of episodes is unknown at this time) to air on FOX this fall.
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