A brand new trailer for The Gifted season 2 has made its way online. The trailers helps to set up the battler coming our way between The Mutant Underground and The Inner Circle. This show features a scrappy group that isn't nearly as organized as the X-Men that moviegoers may be used to. Though, the themes of division and a marginalized group looking for acceptance, as well as corruption of power, are still quite prevalent.
This trailer is done with comic book style art and takes us through several of the key characters who are going to be in play during The Gifted season 2. Fox dropped the trailer just ahead of this week's' season 2 premiere. It may not be quite enough to sell those who aren't already on board, but it should be enough to get those looking forward to some new episodes even more excited. Showrunner Matt Nix, in a recent interview, had this to say about the Marvel show's sophomore season.
"Going in to take two, I like the idea that there are all sorts of ways of dealing with this new circumstance that everybody finds themselves in, and not everybody's going to agree, and not everybody's going to choose one of the sides that we've defined on the show. Exploring those other sides, too. I think it's going to be very interesting. There are going to be common enemies, people who are more aligned with one side than other. There are going to be people who are completely selfish in their motives. All of those things are going to come out in Season Two, where the situation for mutants has got considerably more complicated."
The cast for season 2 includes Lauren (Natalie Alan Lind), Reed (Stephen Moyer), Blink (Jamie Chung), Eclipse (Sean Teale), Thunderbird (Blair Redford) and Caitlin Strucker (Amy Acker), Polaris (Emma Dumont), the Frost Sisters (Skyler Samuels), Andy Strucker (Percy Hynes White) and Reeva Payge (Grace Byers). The new season picks up six months after the events of the season 1 finale, which saw the destruction of the Mutant Underground's headquarters. The divide between those fighting for mutant rights and the anti-mutant contingent is more prevalent than ever.
The Gifted season 2 has distanced itself from X-Men movie director Bryan Singer, who directed the show's pilot episode and was credited as a producer. Singer has since run into troubles, having been fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, in addition to his ongoing sexual misconduct allegation troubles. As a result, he's no longer being credited as an executive producer on this series of FX's Legion. Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jim Chory and Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Matt Nix. The Gifted season 2 is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 25 on Fox. Be sure to check out the new trailer from The Gifted YouTube channel for yourself below.