FOX's Live-Action X-Men Show Gets a Name

Written by Andrew Pollard Saturday, 11 March 2017

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Finally! Having been in development for a while now – with several key cast members already on board – FOX has moved to give its upcoming live-action X-Men show a title. From here on out, the series will be known as Gifted.

Executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed to the news on her Twitter account, posting an image of the cast partaking in a table read for the pilot episode. As well as revealing that The Vampire Diaries’ Joseph Morgan has joined the cast, the picture was captioned: “Cast reading of “Gifted” #Gifted”


The main premise of Gifted focuses on two ordinary parents who discover that their two children have mutant abilities. Forced to go on the run from the government, the family seek solace with an underground network of mutants struggling to survive in this hostile world.

As the patriarch of the family is True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, the mother is Angel’s Amy Acker, Between’s Percy Hynes White is the sensitive, bullied son, and Gotham’s Natalie Alyn Lind is the seemingly perfect, popular daughter of the clan. In addition to these cast members, Satisfaction’s Blair Redford is the strong-willed Native American leader of the underground group of mutants, Skins’ Sean Teale is a newly-created photon-manipulating mutant named Eclipse, Gotham’s Jamie Chung is the teleportation-based Blink (as seen played by Fan Bingbing in X-Men: Days of Future Past), Burn Notice's Coby Bell is helping to hunt down these mutants, and Bunheads’ Emma Dumont has landed the role of Polaris, the daughter of Magneto who just so happens to have similar powers to her daddy dearest.

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