"THE GIFTED" from FOX - First Full Trailer for A New Mutant Teen Television Show
Before we collectively “baulk” at the not-so-sudden deluge of teenager-with-super-power media/television offerings (which will see Marvel’s RUNAWAYS and CLOAK & DAGGER on television screens soon), let us relish with delight the official trailer for “THE GIFTED” from Fox (who recently produced another X-Men/“Mutant” related project; “LEGION”), brought to you by Bryan Singer (who will direct the pilot episode):
(See the teaser for the trailer HERE on #iliketeevee)
PRESS: "Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, 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, “True Blood”) and Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”)."
And while the notion of “super-powered characters in tights-n-capes” (AKA “superhero-costumes”) might be somewhat “new” to modern television (of course not counting the old skool pre-millennium mainstays like “Superman”, “Batman”, “Wonder Woman”, “Spiderman” … and no, torn purple pants do not count :p), the concept of “super-powered” beings dressed like YOU and ME is not new as well, having been a fan of 80’s series like “Misfits of Science”, it feels like a rejuvenated round of FUN waiting to happen! LOL