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The Gifted
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Creator(s): Matt Nix
Number of Seasons: 1
Running Time: 60 Minutes
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The Gifted is an TV series focusing on a family who discovered that their two kids are mutants and team up with the Mutant Underground while on the run from the Sentinel Services in a world where the X-Men and Brotherhood has vanished.

Overview

Season 1

The Gifted, from Marvel, tells the story of 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.

Season 2

The 20th Century Fox Television/Marvel series picks up after the explosion of the Atlanta Station. The Mutant Underground search for their friends and family who left with the Inner Circle. Having tracked them outside of Washington, D.C., they must contend with new groups with extreme ideologies, both human and mutant alike, to stave off a brewing conflict.

Cast

Season 1

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Special Guest Stars

To be added

Guest Cast

To be added

Season 2

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Special Guest Stars

To be added

Guest Cast

To be added

Episodes

Season 1

Season 2

Timeline

1952

  • Andrea and Andreas Von Strucker are attacked by authorities but use their combined powers to kill them all and escape.

1962

  • The Strucker twins join the Hellfire Club.

2000

2001

2006

  • Trask Industries is seemingly shut down.

2013

  • July 15th Incident occurs.
  • The X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants disappear.
  • The Mutant Underground is founded and John Proudstar is appointed by the X-Men to lead it.

2014

  • John and Lorna meet with Marcos Diaz at a diner and ask him to leave the Cartel and join the Mutant Underground. 
  • Marcos join the Mutant Underground, where he and Polaris converse one day outside the Underground Headquarters. After displaying their powers for one another, they discovered that when they touch, they can create a miniature version of the Northern Lights. The two of them then went on to form a romantic relationship.
  • Lauren and her family were almost killed in a car accident, however, Lauren was able to prevent the accident by triggering her mutant abilities.

2015

  • Thunderbird, Pulse, Eclipse and Sage are on a mutant rescue mission at a mutant relocation center. While they manage to escape, Pulse is shot and captured after he stays behind to disable the facility's gun turret. He is presumed dead for two years.
  • Trask Industries starts the hounds program, with Pulse being one of the first mutants to be turned into a hound.
  • Clarice is on a date. However she and her date are approached by a group of Purifiers wearing giant white crosses on their clothes as they exit the movie theater. The Purifiers spray-paint "mutie" on Clarice car and harass her. Her date much to her shock does nothing to help her and just tElla her to run as the Purifiers burn the car. Clarice runs and escapes through a portal she opens.

2016

  • The Strucker family goes out for a family night of bowling, Lauren knocks down nine pins and when Andy teases her she uses her powers behind her back to knock down the final one. While there, They witness a young mutant girl being teased by some teenagers and it causes her powers to inadvertently lash out and damage a bit of the alley. Reed tells the girl's father that they have to leave or he will be forced to call the police. After they leave, Lauren confronts her father and furiously ask why it had to be the two of them that left instead of the bullies, but Reed simply dismisses it and tries to get them to go back to have fun bowling.
  • The Strucker family goes out for a family picnic, Andy gives Lauren a skateboarding lesson but she nearly falls over, Andy grabs Lauren by the hand to catch her and suddenly they start glowing and even start to perceive the world around them differently as if they see out of the same eyes. 
  • Esme goes undercover as a staff member for Senator Montez, named Stacy. She ask him if she can sit in on some meetings and he agrees. Esme is then telepathically warned by her sisters to get out as Sentinel Services has arrived in search for her and others like her. Esme runs outside into to the crowd trying to escape. She spots someone from Sentinel Services and continues running through the crowd as she telepathically hears her sisters being taken.

2017

  • Clarice Fong escapes from a mutant detention center and is pursued by the Atlanta Police Department, before creating a portal to an abandoned warehouse for shelter. 
  • John , Lorna , and Marcos track Clarice to the warehouse, where they come into conflict with the Atlanta DP. As the mutants flee the scene, Marcos is shot in the shoulder and Lorna is arrested while attacking a police officer in anger with her abilities. 
  • At a school dance, Andy Strucker manifests his mutant destructive powers for the first time, resulting in the school gymnasium being destroyed. this causes him to become a wanted fugitive by the Sentinel Services, along with his sister. 
  • Caitlin and Reed  find out that their children are mutants.
  • Lorna  was arrested by the Atlanta Police Department. 
  • Reed  is shot and taken by the Sentinel Services as the Struckers, Marcos, John and Clarice try to escape through Blink's portal in an abandoned warehouse. 
  • After exerting her powers beyond her limits, Clarice goes into a state of shock, causing her powers to become unstable. Caitlin saves her by stabilizing her potassium levels with medicine.
  • Lorna is transferred to a new cell at Lakewood County Jail.
  • Caitlin escapes with her kids,from the Mutant Underground Headquarters to find help from her brother, Daniel Reynolds.
    • John tracked them down, along with Marcos.
    • They are ambushed by an angry mob of local neighbors, armed with guns, who call out for the Struckers.
    • Sonya uses her powers to make Clarice regain her ability to create a portal so that she could save John and the rest.
  • The Mutant Underground devised a plan to rescue Lorna and Reed.
    • While they are in route to being relocated, they will strike.
    • Lauren and Andy combine their mutant abilities to destroy the transport bus' tires.
    • Trader tries using his cloaking abilities to move past undetected and see what was happening with the transport bus, but his abilities along with the other Mutants are deactivated when he gets closer to the bus, leaving him exposed in plain sight. As a result, he gets shot multiple times in the left lower abdomen.
    • Pulse, reveals himself to John much to his shock. John tackles his former friend and when he is unable to reason with him knocks him unconscious.
    • Lorna, Marcos and Clarice get their powers back, as a result.
    • Lorna uses Reed's metal screws inside his leg to break them out of the transport bus.
    • They all escaped in Sentinel Service's vehicle.

Production

On July 12, 2016, Variety reports that Fox has picked a pilot from both Matt Nix and Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory as executive producers. "The series will focus on two ordinary parents 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." [1] On January 11, 2017, Deadline reports that Fox, 20th Century Fox TV, and Marvel TV have responded well to his script, and a pilot pickup is expected shortly.[2] Nix also stated that the show will have a more direct connection to the film side of the X-Men film universe, than Legion, and will feature various characters from the film series and comics as well as new ones created for the television series.[3] Donner reveled to IGN in an interview that the Sentinels will appear on the show.[4] It was announced that Fox has picked up the series and Singer will direct the pilot episode.[5][6] The series will begin filming on March 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.[7] Entertainment Weekly reports that Blair Redford is cast as Sam, "the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network."[8] Variety reports that Jamie Chung is cast as Clarice Fong/Blink in the series.[9] The Hollywood Reporter reports that Stephen Moyer will take on the role of Reed Strucker, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA's office with his responsibilities to his family.[10] Deadline reports that Sean Teale is cast as Marcos Díaz/Eclipse, "a natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others, Marcos is a passionate and strong-willed fighter who sometimes lets his emotions overrule reason"[11] and Natalie Alyn Lind as play one of the children, Lauren Strucker, who is described as smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications, she is the model of a perfect kid.[12] The Hollywood Reporter reports that Amy Acker, Emma Dumont and Percy Hynes White are cast with Acker as Kate Stewart, "a woman who is struggling with her separation from her husband Reed and her increasingly challenging teenage children. When her family situation takes a dark turn, she finds that she’s stronger than she thinks", Dumont as Lorna Dane/Polaris, "strong-willed, brave and loyal mutant who has the ability to manipulate magnetism" and Hynes White as Andy, "a sensitive kid and bit of a loner, who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces at school and at home."[13] Deadline reports that Coby Bell will play Jace Turner, "a weathered man who quietly wrestles with the moral ambiguities of a job that regularly requires cold-blooded, calculating efficiency on a day-to-day basis."[14] On March 10, 2017, Donner tweeted a photo of the table reading and announced the series titled called Gifted[15][16]

Trivia

  • This is the sixth "X-Men" TV series, but only the second one to be in live-action.
  • The series is influenced by Peter David's X-Men comic "X-Factor", where the X-Men formed an agency to investigate mutant-related incidents.
  • Stephen Moyer who plays Reed in this X-Men television series is married to Anna Paquin who played Rogue in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Joseph Morgan was rumor to appear in the series when he was photo with the cast in a table reading but he later revealed that he did it as a favor for Bryan Singer.
  • Each episode in Season 1 has a capital X in its title and Season 2 has a capital M in its title.
  • Jamie Chung auditioned for the role of Psylocke which went to Mei Melançon in X-Men: The Last Stand and Olivia Munn in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • A main character in this series, John Proudstar/Thunderbird died shortly after his first appearance in "Giant-Size X-Men" #1 in 1975. His legacy continued with his younger brother X-Men James Proudstar/Warpath whom John more strongly resembles on the show.
  • Polaris (Lorna Dane), Magneto's daughter, makes her live-action debut in this feature. She is the third of Magneto's children to appear in the X-Men films universe, after her half-brother Quicksilver (Peter Maximoff) in X-Men: Days of Future Past and her half-sister in Apocalypse. Though Quicksilver was also featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside his twin sister, Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) in Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's unlikely we'll see their half-sister Polaris in the MCU because the film rights to that character belong to 20th Century Fox.
  • In the comics Andreas and Andrea Von Strucker are the children of HYDRA Leader Baron Von Strucker who made an appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • The series is influenced by Peter David's X-Men comic "X-Factor," where the X-Men formed an agency to investigate mutant-related incidents.
  • The character of Eclipse is an original character created for the show, he shares a codename with an incarnation of Sunspot in the Age of X timeline. Much like Eclipse, Sunspot has solar-based powers.
  • The opening sequence displays a background resembling the bands often seen in gel electrophoresis, a technique often used in various types of genetic testing.
  • Jamie Chung (Clarice Fong / Blink) provides the voice of GoGo Tomago in Big Hero 6 and Big Hero 6: The Series. Both The Gifted and Big Hero 6 are based on Marvel Comics properties.
  • Elena Satine's third portrayal of a comic book character after starring as DC's Mera on Smallville and Marvel's Lorelei on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She was also considered for the role of Mary Jane Watson in the infamous musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark".
  • Natalie Alyn Lind, Jamie Chung, Michelle Veintimilla and Raymond J. Barry guest starred in Gotham, a series created by rival Graphics Novel firm DC comics.
  • The show deals with the themes of bigotry.
  • Coby Bell, Garret Dillahunt and Sharon Gless have appeared in Burn Notice, another show created by Matt Nix.
  • Elena Satine and Garret Dillahunt shared the same birthday: November 24.
  • The casting information for Thunderbird was initially presented as a character named "Sam".

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