FOX has released the promo for the sixth episode of the new X-Men drama The Gifted.
The sixth episode of the series titled ‘got your siX’ sees Thunderbird seeking out what happened to an old friend of his while Lauren encounters a new mutant who harbors useful powers for their cause. Meanwhile, Polaris takes after her father and begins to take the lead against the Sentinel Services and Blink is forced to make an important decision that will have a huge effect on her future. You can check out the promo for the next episode below.
The series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White. Here’s the official synopsis:
“THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”) and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, “Person of Interest”) STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, “Night at the Museum 3”), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, “Burn Notice”). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network – ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, “Reign”), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, “Aquarius”) and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, “Satisfaction”) – are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren’t who they thought they were and loving them just the same – even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.”
The Gifted continues next Monday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
6 Mutant Characters Who Should Appear On ‘The Gifted’
The Gifted is Fox’s new attempt at putting the X-Men on the silver screen. While FX’s Legion was more isolated from the rest of the mutant world, Gifted will take place in a world closer to the comic books. People know what mutants are, and due to their fear of the unknown, mutants are often ostracized and forced to hide underground.
Thematically, the show seems to be about resistance and forging new communities in the face of hatred. The show focuses on one family, but their adventures are bound to cross paths with numerous mutants as they try to build a new life for themselves. To build a proper community on a TV series, the writers need people that the audience will care about and connect with. The show will have a lot of new, original characters for fans to latch onto, but if Fox wants to play in the X-Men world, they might as well use a few established characters.
Hit Next to learn more about six mutant characters who should appear on Gifted.