Fox Picks Up Marvel Drama ‘The Gifted’ to Series (Video)

First teaser for Matt Nix drama has also been released

Fox has picked up Marvel drama “The Gifted” to series and released a first look teaser trailer with the first footage from the show.

The show follows two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy 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 who must fight to survive.

Natalie Alyn Lind, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Sean Teale, Emma Dummont, Percy Hynes White and Coby Bell also star.

Show creator Matt Nix previously told reporters that his series would have nods to Fox’s big-screen “X-Men” cinematic universe, and fit within the world set up by the movies. Of course, it’s probably no coincidence that Professor Xavier runs a school called the School for Gifted Youngsters.

Nix will write and executive produce the new series, with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also serving as EPs.

The new project joins FX’s “Legion,” spearheaded by Noah Hawley, which follows a character who is Professor Xavier’s son in the original comic books.

“The Gifted” is the first pilot to be picked up to series by Fox this season. Previously the network ordered Seth McFarlane’s space comedy “Orville” straight to series.

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