FOX ‘X-Men’ Drama Gets an ‘Originals’ Star, ‘Gifted’ Title
Far and away, our most rabid curiosity toward FOX’s Bryan Singer-directed X-Men drama hasn’t been with casting, but the dang title. At long last, we may have been Gifted an official name by a photo of the first table read, along with an Originals star.
Executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner shared a photo of the cast members we’ve read about to date, including True Blood alum Stephen Moyer and Whedon-verse favorite Amy Acker, now joined by Originals and Vampire Diaries star Joseph Morgan in an undisclosed role. Most pressing of all, however, the title appears (at least temporarily) to have been identified as Gifted.
In addition to Moyer, Acker and Gotham alum Natalyn Alyn Lind, also cast is Bunheads alum Emma Dumont as Lorna Dane/Polaris, a metal-manipulating mutant typically portrayed as one of Magneto’s lesser-known children. Other recent additions include Coby Bell, Sean Teale as Eclipse, Jamie Chung as Marvel mutant Blink (who Singer had previously showcased in Days of Future Past) and Switched at Birth star Blair Redford as a Native American mutant leader.
FOX had previously set franchise helmer Singer to direct a pilot for the new drama from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, said to follow “two human parents who discover their children as mutants, forcing them to run from a hostile government, and join with an underground network of mutants to survive.” The series was also said to take place in the universe of the films, potentially including Sentinels as well.
We don’t yet know if FOX will issue a series order, but what do we make of the title?
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