‘The Gifted’ Showrunner Says Series Will Not Ignore X-Men

'The Gifted' Showrunner Says Series Will
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The Gifted” showrunner Matt Nix said that the upcoming Fox series will not shy away from dealing with the X-Men universe.

“In our world, one of the things we’ll be unpacking is the specific relationship of this group of characters to the X-Men,” Nix said Tuesday at the TCA summer press tour. “It’s in the trailer that the X-Men are gone. And that’s not a dodge, like ‘The X-Men are gone and we’re never going to mention them again!’ We’re going to be exploring it. It’s a huge deal to these guys. It’s a huge deal in the world. It’s one of the central mysteries of the show.”

Nix also addressed how the series will intersect with the X-Men cinematic universe.

“There’s a whole sort of historical mythology,” he said. “There’s not going to be a situation where the television show is driving the movies or the movies are driving the television show, because the mythology that we’re telling specifically avoids that but it doesn’t avoid that by pretending the X-Men don’t exist or there just doing stuff over and no one pays any attention.”

The action-adventure series–hailing from Marvel Television, Nix and director Bryan Singer–follows 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.

It stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, and Coby Bell. Nix executive produces along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Singer, Simon Kinberg, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.

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  1. do or get canceled says:

    Give Amy Acker’s character mutant powers. She should be playing some famous mutant, not a warriormom. Don’t waste her talent on some random crap.
    She deserves better than a human battle mom role.

    • Roger says:

      Battlemother Strucker. That sounds awaful. Are they punishing her for something with this? It’s a minor role, a disgrace for someone with her range, dammit. I think it’s because of her boob size.
      Nix and Marvel were like – hey your boobs aren’t big enough, go play a mom. Who cares, that you’re only a incredibly talented actor and gorgeous woman who could easily portray powerful beings! We care only about boob sizes.

      • ... says:

        Oh no, you’re right. The rest of ladies on gifted have big boobs and they’ve all got mutant roles. It’s all about the boobs. But Marvel is sexist, so is Nix. It’s not a big surprise. They don’t care how talented Amy is. No mutant/superhero roles roles for ladies with smaller boobs. Only giant ones.

  2. LF says:

    Yeah but they seem to ignore and disrespect Amy Acker and her character. The only description we have for her character is that she’s divorced from reed, that she’s struggling, that she’s a wife. They barely focus on her in the promos, she never really speaks. It’s like they’re going to kill her off to further storyline at some point.
    WTF, people? How can you tell that you’re progressive when you treat your own leading lady like that?

    • dreamy says:

      I’m not making any excuses because what they do to her is unacceptable but just so you know, it’s obvious that she plays an important mutant and in order to hide it they treat her badly and ignore all the time.

      • Secret cylon says:

        This is bad, so bad what they’re doing to her. She deserves much better role than to be reduced to some battlenurse mom. :( Is there a chance she’s still has a mutant gene but she’s hiding it?
        I need this hope.

      • Steph says:

        No, she plays her usual “a regular timid person becomes a confident badass then kicks butts” type of role. Basically, Fred Burkle all over again only this time she’ll probably fight like Root. Nothing new.

        As you can see from the trailer it’s incredibly easy for her it’s not even a challenge. She deserves a better, more complex role, not this crap.

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