The first official trailer for GIFTED, the new X-Men universe series from Fox, marks itself as being in a distinct point in the timeline. And I bet this trailer, as is usually the case with network shows this early, is cut nearly exclusively from the pilot, which like I said in the intro was directed by none other than X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse helmer Bryan Singer.
It's also revealed that Reed Strucker works for the shadowy organization that's hunting down mutants and it's the revelation that his children have the X-gene that pushes the family to go on the run.
This week, all of the broadcast networks are making their decisions about the Fall 2017 season: which of their current shows will return and which will not, as well as which new pilots will get picked up to series. It's still unclear exactly how The Gifted fits into the X-Men timeline.
For an X-Men-based series, the premise is straightforward. (The ones with "X-Men" in the title.) Even in this trailer, you can tell. The parents, Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate (Amy Acker), find out their children have mutant abilities. Singer will also executive produce with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Winberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.More news: Man holding human head stabs worker at Oregon grocery store
Marvel's The Gifted definitely looks like it's going to be a very intriguing addition to the X-Men television lineup alongside Legion, though it appears to be a very different kind of show.
My initial impression of the show was "oh no, not another Bryan Singer X-Men franchise".
If you're a fan of mutants then you're in for a treat. On discovering the truth about his kids, he's clearly compromised but declares that there is nothing more important to him than his family. After all, big-name actors are still likely more expensive than this production can afford, which is probably why there's a throwaway line in the trailer about how the X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants have all gone missing.