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The Gifted Comic-Con Panel Video & X-Men Fan Reactions

By Brian Gallagher — July 22nd, 2017

Yesterday, Fox debuted a new Gifted trailer during the X-Men show's first ever Comic-Con panel, to get fans ready for the series when it debuts October 2. Today we have fan reactions from this early preview, along with video highlights from the panel, where cast members Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford and Coby Bell joined executive producers Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb, along with co-executive producer Derek Hoffman, to shed some new light on the show. It's possible that this new trailer could eventually become just as popular as the first trailer revealed back in May.

When Fox debuted the first Gifted teaser in May, it was received quite well, amassing over 36 million views in its first few days of release. It remains to be seen if this new footage Fox debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, but it's certainly possible. For fans who are in San Diego, you can actually get "tested" to see if you are actually a mutant yourself.

Fox is also exploring if people have the X-Gene down at Comic-Con 2017 by having people step into their X-Gene Screening Station at the Hilton Bayfront Lawn. Suspects, er, subjects, are laser scanned and get a cheek swab genetic test to determine if they have the Mutant Gene and will later learn about their personal genetic profiles. Additionally, Sentinel Services agents are walking throughout downtown San Diego, searching for mutants. Be careful. The Screening Station is open from 10 AM to 6 PM today, and from 10 PM to 3 PM on Sunday.

The Gifted tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Red (Stephen Moyer) and Caitlin (Amy Acker) Strucker are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner (Coby Bell, "Burn Notice").

Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney's office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family's only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network, Eclipse / Marcos Diaz (Sean Teale), Blink / Clarice Fong (Jamie Chung), Polaris / Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont) and Thunderbird / John Proudstar (Blair Redford), are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), directed by Bryan Singer and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, The Gifted is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren't who they thought they were and loving them just the same - even if all of their lives are at risk because of it. Take a look at these new videos from The Gifted, before it premieres Monday, Oct. 2, on Fox!

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