After the rather excellent Legion, it’s the latest small-screen X-Men drama to come out of Fox, and we now know when Bryan Singer and Matt Nix’s family-oriented series will stage its premiere: Monday, October 2nd. Deadline has the scoop, confirming that The Gifted is one of three series premieres lining the network’s fall slate – Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville (September 10th) and paranormal romp Ghosted (October 1st) being the other two – and is expected to premiere just after Lucifer at 9 pm.
It’s all part of Fox’s plan to shield The Gifted from The Voice (NBC) and CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, which continues to be ratings powerhouse – so much so, in fact, that it’s spawned a spinoff of its own in the form of Young Sheldon.
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Getting back to The Gifted, though, and we know that Fox’s Marvel drama largely centres on a family comprised of two vanilla parents – played here by Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker – who find their lives upended upon discovering that their two children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), have been imbued with mind-bending mutant abilities. Co-existence has never been easy, and after years spent exploring the taut relationship between humans and mutant on the big screen, it’ll be fascinating to watch that strife unfold through long-form storytelling.
Also starring Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford and John Proudstar, The Gifted airs on Monday, October 2nd.
Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.