X-Men TV show cast
Another day, another casting announcement (or three) for the in-development X-Men TV series, which is being brought to life by the Fox network and Burn Notice creator Matt Nix.
We don’t know the title yet for Nix’s series, but we do know it’s an action adventure story featuring a family with mutant children living on the run.
Today, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve learned that Amy Acker (of Person Of Interest, Angel, The Cabin In The Woods, a highly memorable Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, and many more films and telly shows besides) will star in the incoming X-series as Kate Stewart, the mother of the central family.
Additionally, THR revealed that Emma Durmont (Bunheads, Pretty Little Liars) and Percy Hynes White (Between, 11.22.63) have joined the cast as well.
Burmont will play Polaris, “a strong-willed, brave and loyal mutant who has the ability to manipulate magnetism.” White is playing Andy, “a sensitive kid and bit of a loner, who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces at school and at home.”
This is shaping up to be quite the cast. All the previous announcements are here…
Natalie Alyn Lind (seen previously in Gotham, The Goldbergs and iZombie) will be playing one of the children in main family.
Variety broke the news, describing Lind’s character Lauren as “smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications, she is the model of a perfect kid.”
The exact nature of Lauren’s mutant powers remains to be seen.
Stephen Moyer (True Blood, Priest, Concussion) will be playing the father of the aforementioned central family.
Deadline revealed that Moyer’s dad character, Reed, is “an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.”
Sean Teale of Incorporated, Skins, Reign and We Are The Freaks is confirmed for the role of Marcos Diaz, who also goes by the mutant codename Eclipse.
Here’s how Deadline‘s announcement describes the character:
“A natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others, Marcos is a passionate and strong-willed fighter who sometimes lets his emotions overrule reason. His alter ego, Eclipse, who possesses the ability to absorb and manipulate photons, is a newly created mutant for this expanded X-Men universe.”
Jamie Chung will play the teleporting mutant heroine Blink, previously portrayed by Fan Bingbing in the future strand of Days Of Future Past.
Blink’s civillian alter ego in this instance will be Clarice Fong (a bit of a change from Clarice Ferguson from the comics), described by the official Marvel announcement as “a sarcastic and lively tomboy.”
“Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life,” the press release tells us. “As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.”
Chung has recently been seen in Gotham, as the recurring character Valerie Vale. She also appeared in Sucker Punch, Big Hero 6, The Hangover Part II and III, Office Christmas Party and many more.
Blair Redford (Switched At Birth, Satisfaction, 90210, and who could forget his turn as Army Fighter Pilot #1 in The Day The Earth Stood Still?) has also signed up for a mutant role.
Redford will be playing Sam, described by Entertainment Weekly as “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.” The main family will have to join his ranks after going into hiding.
X-Men TV show director
The Hollywood Reporter revealed last month that Bryan Singer himself is set to direct the pilot epiosde. That’s Bryan Singer the director of X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.
More recently, a listing arrived on industry site My Entertainment World, teasing that production on an X-Men TV series will begin in Dallas, Texas on March 13th 2017. This is believed to be Nix’s series.
More as we hear it.