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The Gifted: Fox Releases New Footage Of X-Men Series

Fox has released the first 15 minutes of its upcoming X-Men spinoff series The Gifted

The footage was unveiled during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday, which brought together the entire cast in all their mutant-playing glory. Stephen Moyer (Reed Strucker), Amy Acker (Kate Strucker), Sean Teale (Eclipse), Jamie Chung (Blink), Blair Redford (Thunderbird), Coby Bell (Jace Turner), Emma Dumont (Polaris), Natalie Alyn Lind (Lauren Strucker), and Percy Hynes White (Andy Strucker) hopped on stage and joined executive producers Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Derek Hoffman to unveil the latest look at The Gifted.

The clip featured glimpses at Chung's Blink and Dumont's Polaris, the daughter of X-Men villain Magneto, both of whom get stuck in a sticky situation. Blink is on the run from the cops, and she makes a narrow escape using her portal-opening powers. Polaris, on the other hand, is quite literally trapped. Stephen Moyer's Reed Strucker, who hunts mutants for a living, has her caged up with little way to get out. The footage also revealed the devastating event that sparked Lauren and Andy Strucker's powers. 

Fox also debuted an exclusive Comic-Con trailer (shown above) for The Gifted, which dives into the family drama that permeates the upcoming series. Judging by the clip, things are going to get intense pretty quickly, and likely won't let up until the season's through.

Beyond the new looks at the series, producer Donner revealed that The Gifted won't cross over with other X-Men TV shows such as Legion or with any of the previous X-Men movies. Showrunner Nix stated (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the series will exist on its own timeline: "This is definitely its own universe. We're not in the same exact timeline as any particular movie or comic. That said, we do share characters with the movies and comics."

The series revolves around the Strucker siblings realizing their mutant powers and later being forced underground. Nix stated that the teens' strengths are "sort of drawn from the lore of the comic books" and will be explored more as the series progresses. "The idea is that it's still developing," he added.

Additionally, Moyer and Acker spoke out about the family element of The Gifted. Acker likened the show to her past work on sci-fi series like Angel and Dollhouse, which were "about about finding a family because you've been cast out of your own family" (via THR). The actress stated that she really enjoys how The Gifted focuses on an existing family that sticks together through hardships.

The Gifted is set to premiere on October 2, and is a series we think will blow you away this year.