Fox’s mutant show “The Gifted” gets Greenwich & teaser trailer

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It’s shaping up to be a very SUPER-POWERED next couple of years in both tv and film.

Fox has given the Greenlight to its newest tv mutant series “The Gifted”

Via Variety

“The Gifted” is an action-adventure series, hailing from Marvel Television, writer Matt Nix and director Bryan Singer.

The series focuses on 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.

Stephen Moyer plays 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 a.k.a. Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung plays Blink a.k.a. Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont plays Polaris a.k.a. Lorna Dane; Blair Redford plays Thunderbird a.k.a. John Proudstar; and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.

Nix wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Singer, who is known for directing many of the “X-Men” films, in addition to “Superman Returns.” Nix, who created “Burn Notice,” recently worked with Fox as co-creator of “A.P.B.,” which insiders say will not return for a second season. 20th Century Fox Television is producing, along with Marvel Television.

One of the hottest pilots of the broadcast development season, “Gifted” has been seen as a shoo-in for a series order. The long-gestating project was first put into development off-cycle in July 2016 with a hefty put pilot commitment, as Variety first reported. The pilot was officially ordered this January when Singer boarded the project as director.

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The full trailer for “Gifted” will be released this Monday, but watch a sneak peek teaser.

 

Blair Redford will be Thunderbird in new X-Men series

We are starting to get more and more information about this previously untitled X-men pilot  which we now know is going to be called Gifted …. yup GIFTED.  The name was revealed by showrunner/producer Lauren Shuler Donner that Matt Nix will executive produce and be directed by Bryan Singer.It has also made another official casting announcement and that it will mean a classic X-men character coming to tv.

Last month, it was announced that Blair Redford, best known for Switched At Birth, was cast as  “Sam, the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”  However, it appears that was just a bit of misdirection as a social media post from Gifted co-star Natalie Alyn Lind shows that Blair is playing Thunderbird, better known as John Proudstar.

Now lets let it be known that there have been two other X-Men characters to use the code name, including John’s brother, James Proudstar – who also went by Warpath for a time. The other user of the code name is Neal Shaara, an Indian with pyrokinetic abilities so it’s highly unlikely this is the version of Thunderbird that Redford is playing.

So now with this reveal, Thunderbird  will joins Polaris, Blink, and Sentinels as classic X-Men elements and characters that will appear on the show.