FOX released the first official trailer for the new series ‘The Gifted’ at San Diego Comic-Con International Friday afternoon. The Bryan Singer directed pilot mentions the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants.
The series follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. The Strucker’s are forced to go on the run from a hostile government, and the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
‘The Gifted’ stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker; Amy Acker plays his wife, Caitlin Strucker; Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White play their children, Lauren Strucker and Andy Strucker; Sean Teale plays Eclipse – Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung plays Blink – Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont plays Polaris – Lorna Dane; Blair Redford plays Thunderbird – John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.
Sidenote – Are the Strucker’s related to Baron Strucker?
Baron Strucker, a former Nazi officer, is one of the leaders of Hydra and an enemy of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers, and the interests of the United States of America and of the free world in general. He has been physically augmented to be nearly ageless. He has been seemingly killed in the past only to return to plague the world with schemes of world domination and genocide, time and time again.
Maybe FOX and Disney worked out a deal for shared rights…
The first episode of ‘The Gifted’ airs October 2 on FOX.