The Gifted: big movie cameo rumoured for X-Men TV series


The next live-action X-Men TV series out of the gate will be The Gifted. It was written by Burn Notice‘s Matt Nix, and X-Men film franchise veteran Bryan Singer shot the pilot.

The show will follow a family with mutant children going on the run in a world where Sentinels exist. Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker play the parents in said family.

Today, we’re hearing that a star from the movies may appear in the show. Only scroll below our spoiler squirrel, Daphne, if you want to know who it is…

The aforementioned Mr Moyer was asked at an event, which CBR reported from, whether his wife and former True Blood co-star Anna Paquin, who played Rogue across multiple X-Men movies, could end up appearing in the show. 

“Well, obviously, she’s in the X-Men universe, obviously she could possibly [join],” Moyer said. “I don’t quite understand the timeline, because obviously the X-Men timeline is very, very specific, so never say never, but… I don’t want to say anything that gets me into trouble.”

Hmm. Does that line about getting into trouble mean he’s under orders not to mention something? We’ll have to wait for further info. But one thing’s for sure: having a major face from the movies could help The Gifted garner a lot more hype. It could be a lot of fun for the fans, too.

We’ll let you know as we hear more.

The Gifted trailer

Here’s the first full-length trailer, followed by the brief teaser that preceded it…

The Gifted plot

This show, by the sounds of it, won’t be linked to Noah Hawley’s Dan Stevens-starring series Legion, which is housed at FX and was recently renewed for a second season.

Here’s the synopsis/cast list, courtesy of CBR

Family adventure series THE GIFTED, from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Written by Matt Nix (APB, “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 series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Sean Teale (“Reign”), Jamie Chung (GOTHAM), Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”), Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”), Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”), Natalie Alyn Lind (GOTHAM) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”).

The Gifted poster

And here’s a poster…

More as we hear it. We’re awaiting an air date at this stage…



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