A double whammy of news about Fox’s new X-Men TV pilot – the one that’s being directed by X-Men movie director Bryan Singer. It now has a name – Gifted – and another star with a telefantasy background, Joseph Morgan (Klaus in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals).
He joins a cast which includes Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Angel, Person Of Interest), Jamie Chung (Gotham, Once Upon A Time) as the mutant Blink, Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) as the mutant Polaris, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale and Blair Redford.
The series will focus on two ordinary parents (Moyer and Acker) who discover 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. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) is the showrunner.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner has shared a pic of the first cast reading to Twitter.
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) March 11, 2017