The first trailer for The Gifted, Fox’s forthcoming X-Men universe television drama, introduced the Strucker family: Kate (Amy Acker), Reed (Stephen Moyer)… and their children Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), who all of a sudden are beginning to manifest mutant powers. Fox just shared an extended trailer at San Diego Comic-Con showing what happens when the Struckers have to go on the run, and when the only people they can turn to are fellow mutants.
Which is to say, we get to see plenty of the other “family”: John Proudstar/Thunderbird (Blair Redford), Blink (Jamie Chung), and Eclipse (Sean Teale). Not to mention the mutant criminal Lorna Dane/Polaris (Emma Dumont) and the Sentinels chasing everyone:
SDCC attendees got to see the first 18 minutes of the pilot, which CBR has detailed here. The most interesting detail from the panel was the revelation that The Gifted exists in its own timeline from the X-Men movies. “There are many streams,” creator Matt Nix explained. “The Gifted is in its own universe but not in any same timeline.”
Indeed, Eclipse says in the trailer, “The X-Men, the Brotherhood, we don’t even know if they exist anymore.”
“Why are the X-Men gone?” Nix teased. “That may be a thing in the show…”
Executive producer Derek Hoffman said that the series would use the X-Men universe to hold up a mirror to our own. Though unfortunately for some fans, there are currently no plans to cross over The Gifted with Legion.
The Gifted premieres on Fox on October 2.