Bryan Singer's 'X-Men' Show 'The Gifted' Has its First Teaser

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 8:05PM
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 8:05PM
Bryan Singer's 'X-Men' Show 'The Gifted' Has its First Teaser
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The X-Men franchise made its live action TV debut earlier this year with the surprisingly good Legion, so it was less surprising when Fox quickly announced their plans for another X-Men series, this one from longtime X-Men movie director Bryan Singer.

What's really surprising though, is how quickly Singer's been able to throw this show together, as the first teaser was released today after first being announced just a few months ago. The show, now officially titled The Gifted, was picked up by Fox as part of the network's 2017/2018 lineup. Check out the teaser below, with several displays of mutant powers including some telekinesis and lots of glowy hands:



Originally pitched as "a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers," the family is ultimately forced to go on the run while a hostile government chases them, joining up with "an underground network of mutants" to fight for their survival. The series also promises X-Men characters Thunderbird, Polaris, and Blink as part of that underground network, and some of them appear to make extremely brief appearances in this first teaser.

Tonally, the series looks like it falls somewhere between the CW's upcoming Cloak & Dagger and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which isn't too surprising since it's on network TV. Still though, for anyone hoping the series would be anything like Legion or else be an example of a prestige show starring the X-Men, it looks like you're going to be disappointed.

Overall, the teaser doesn't give us much to go on, so we'll reserve our full judgement until we see the first full trailer on May 15, 2017. Based on this first look alone however, we're not getting too excited, as the seemingly rushed production has led to a very pedestrian first look that resembles a cheap sci-fi show you'd find airing in syndication in the '90s - and not in a good way.

And if it ends up not improving by its premiere, The Gifted may just represent the tipping point of superhero oversaturation on television, which actually might not be a bad thing.
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