Created by Matthew Nix and beginning in October 2017, the series set in Fox’s X-Men Universe focused on suburban parents Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Caitlin Strucker (Amy Acker) discovering their children are Mutants at a time when Mutants are being hunted, experimented on, or murdered by the government and hate groups.
Joining forces with the Mutant Underground network, an organization founded by the X-Men who are tasked with protecting Mutants from extinction, our heroes encounter threats from both internal and external sources in their fight for Mutant equality.
Along with Moyer and Acker, the series also starred Natale Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White as Lauren and Andy Strucker, their children who discover they have Mutant powers and are torn by what this means for them. Comprising the main four characters of the Mutant Underground were Emma Dumont as Magneto’s daughter Polaris, Jamie Chung as Blink, Blair Redford as Thunderbird and Sean Teale as original character Eclipse.
The main villains of the series were Skyler Samuels as the triplet Frost Sisters known in the comics as the Stepford Cuckoos and original characters Agent Jace Turner and Hellfire Club leader Reeva Payge portrayed Coby Bell and Grace Byers respectively.
Season 2 ended on a cliffhanger for the series teasing an exciting new danger in store for our heroes in the now unseen third season.
Whether or not this show will find a new home for a third season within the Disney empire remains to be seen, but as the Marvel shows coming to Disney+ are being personally handled by MCU boss Kevin Feige with direct ties to the movies, it doesn’t look likely that we will see the likes of The Gifted appearing on the streaming service. It’s possible that the series could end up on Hulu. We’ll just have wait and see.
Created by Matt Nix, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Skyler Samuels, and Grace Byers. Check out the synopsis below:
“Two ordinary parents take their family on the run from the government when they discover that their children have mutant abilities, and join an underground community of mutants who have to fight to survive. At the end of the first season several members of the underground leave to join the Inner Circle, and the second season sees conflict between these groups as well as others with their own extreme ideologies.”
The Gifted is now available on streaming.
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