Live-action ‘X-Men’ show ‘The Gifted’ just released its first trailer

Fox’s new X-Men show looks like the precise opposite of Legion.

Created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), The Gifted is an X-Men universe drama about two human parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) who discover their kids are mutants. The first teaser just arrived, and it looks like it could be the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. of the X-Men franchise: a conventional network TV interpretation of the X-Men story, in contrast to the experimental weirdness of Legion.

The Gifted family are called the Struckers, hinting at a connection with the Marvel Comics supervillain dynasty. Otherwise, the main cast is a mixture of original characters and lesser-known X-Men like Blink, Polaris, and Thunderbird.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor