Are you ready to see some serious mutant action on the small screen? Then you're in luck because Fox is bringing the world of the X-Men to TV this fall with their series The Gifted. They decided unleash the show at San Diego Comic-Con this year, and it did not disappoint. They debuted a brand new trailer and it is absolutely action-packed and full of mutants. Luckily, you don't need to be at SDCC to enjoy it as Fox has released the trailer online.
The Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel dropped the trailer for The Gifted online just after it debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. This is much longer than the first trailer for the series and has director Bryan Singer's DNA all over it. Having the man who directed four X-Men movies direct the first episode of The Gifted looks like it really paid off. The series is set to debut on October 2 on Fox and if you weren't looking forward to it already, this trailer definitely might do the trick.
In the video, we see Reed Strucker and Caitlin Strucker destroying a gym at their school after Reed loses control of his powers. The trailer then cuts to some family drama and eventually brings us the introduction of Thunderbird, Polaris, Eclipse and Blink, looking like they were ripped from pages of the X-Men comics. Blink has become a fan-favorite over the years, so seeing her in this trailer for The Gifted, and using her powers quite a bit, should make fans quite happy. There is a whole lot of big action set pieces featured in this trailer and it looks like Fox is not messing around. They want this to feel like an authentic thing in the X-Men universe. It's still a little unclear how this fits into the overall timeline, though. This also doesn't look like it will be quite as unique as something like Legion, but it does seem to fall right in line with what people expect from an X-Men movie. Just with a more human angle to it.
The Gifted centers on a suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker, whose lives are shaken up by the sudden discovery that their children, Lauren and Andy Strucker, possess mutant powers. Very strong mutant powers at that. They are then forced to go on the run from a hostile government, as Reed Strucker is actually a man who rounds up mutants for the government. Or was, prior to discovering that his own children are mutants. The family joins up with an underground network of mutants and have to fight for their own survival.
As far as principal cast members go, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Blair Redford, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont and Natalie Alyn Lind. There's even a cameo by Stan Lee. The pilot episode of The Gifted, which has already been ordered to series, was written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer. Be sure to check out the brand new trailer for The Gifted for yourself below.