The Gifted focused on mutants and humans struggling to co-exist with one another in season one. It would appear the plan for the second season is going to be about clashing schools of thought and the increase in tensions between the two species.
Last year was about the Mutant Underground and the Inner Circle. How do those factions interact with one another? Should you fight amongst your own kind or should there be solidarity? This is what showrunner Matt Nix hopes to focus on.
Nix spells out the viewpoints of each side:
“When we meet the leader of the Inner Circle this year, Reeva Payge — and Grace Byers does an amazing job with this — one of the things that I love about her, and how we approach the Inner Circle, [is] they’re true believers. They are trying to fight for a mutant homeland, because they, really, sincerely believe that that is the only way that they can protect the people they love.”
This will definitely be a point of contention because as Nix sees it as the Mutant Underground also has their agenda. According to Nix:
“The Mutant Underground is fighting for the dream of the X-Men, which is mutants and non-mutants living side-by-side in peace. And both sides are right, in a certain way.”
Which leads us to an interesting notion. Could Genosha be introduced from the comic world? This may be a distinct possibility since the Inner Circle wants to re-create the nation.
Hold on because another race is entering the picture as well. The Morlocks will make an appearance in the series. They are the loners of the mutant society. Preferring to go their own way, they want no parts of the Underground or the Circle.
Finally, Nix poses the question for this season:
“Basically, the biggest thing this season is the polarization of the country around these issues of mutant rights, mutant refugees. You know — is it racism to hate mutants, or is it self-preservation to hate mutants?”
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The Gifted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) is the executive producer. The show stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Coby Bell, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont and Skyler Samuels.
The Gifted Season 2 will premiere on Tuesday, September 25.