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.