Highly anticipated new series The Gifted, which is set in the X-Men universe, will premiere in the UK on FOX at 9pm on Sunday 8th October 2017.
The series comes from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. It tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3) as the Strucker family.
The series also stars Sean Teale (Reign) as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung (Gotham) as Blink/Clarice Fong aka Clarice Ferguson; Emma Dumont (Aquarius) as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford (Satisfaction) as Thunderbird/John Proudstar; and Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Sentinel Services Agent Jace Turner.
Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming, Fox Networks Group UK, commented: “Exploring an all-new corner of the X-Men Universe, The Gifted introduces an exciting new generation of mutants, as they struggle to come to terms with their powers. On the run from a hostile government that tracks down mutants, The Gifted portrays one family’s battle for survival and what it means to be different. The Gifted is a hugely entertaining drama express from the U.S., that viewers will love.”
The Gifted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers.
Nix, who serves as the series’ showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer.
The Gifted premieres on Sunday 8th October at 9pm on FOX. Watch the trailer for the series below: