X-Men series ‘The Gifted’ trailer packs the action

After the success of Legion on FX (honestly one of the best new series, let alone Superhero series, in years), it’s no surprise that Fox are bringing even more X-Men characters to our screen. This time The Gifted will be on Fox, and it’s a more family oriented show, with a focus on a brother and sister with powers, and the way their parents deal with the secret being revealed.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Gifted:

Action-adventure family drama 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.

And here’s your look at the new trailer for the series:

As someone who was wary of Legion, but ended up LOVING it, I am trying to keep an open mind. But lets be real here; the X-Men film series is past it’s best by date (oh woe is us, what could have been had Matthew Vaughn stayed with the series and followed on from the promising X-Men: First Class), and Bryan Singer is a big part of the problem, as he appears unable to let go of the universe he created. While his original X-Men and X2 were suitable for their time, when the general public were getting a bit sick of the camp Batman films, and the audience was unlikely to accept yellow spandex, times have changed. With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s clear the audience is willing to accept a more faithful comic adaptation of the properties. After 17 years, it’s likely too late to save the X-Men film universe as it exists, as the story is far too convoluted, and continuity doesn’t appear to be in the vocabulary of the powers that be at Fox. Singer’s involvement in Legion was minimal (everyone knows the Executive Producer title means little creative involvement), and that likely helped the series. With The Gifted, he’s hands on, having even directed the first episode. While we aren’t sure how closely the story will tie into the film universe (I can’t imagine they can afford to have James McAvoy or Patrick Stewart popping in), they’re obviously meant to be one in the same.

So, open mind. Trying to keep one. But wouldn’t it be better if The Gifted was a completely new take on the X-Men mythos?

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