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THE GIFTED Explains New and Familiar Mutants with an Inside Look

THE GIFTED Explains New and Familiar Mutants with an Inside Look

This fall, Fox and Marvel are bringing the world of the X-Men to television with The Gifted, a new drama series that follows a family that is forced to join the mutant underground. While there are certainly a few familiar faces in the cast, most of the characters were created for the series. Now, a new behind-the-scenes video is breaking down the mutants of The Gifted as they try to survive after the X-Men and the Brotherhood are gone.

The video offers the best look yet at the mutant abilities of Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy Strucker (Percy Hynes White), the brother and sister duo who reside at the heart of this show. Both Strucker children appear to have forms of telekinesis. However, Andy’s powers can only tear objects apart while Lauren can use her mind to bring molecules together. Their father, Reed Structer (Stephen Moyer), works with the government to prosecute mutants. However, Reed and his wife, Caitlin (Amy Acker), side with their children when their secret is revealed.

Perhaps the most significant addition to the show is Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont) aka Polaris, the young woman who is Magneto’s daughter in Marvel’s comic book universe. The video briefly shows off Lorna’s magnetic powers, as well as the abilities of her friends in the underground network of mutants. That includes a new character named Eclipse (Sean Teale), as well as Thunderbird (Blair Redford) and Blink (Jamie Chung). But unlike her appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, this version of Blink doesn’t have a good handle on her teleportation powers yet.

The video also briefly touches upon Jace Turner (Coby Bell), Reed’s former friend who is hunting down the Struckers for the Sentinel Services, a new ant-mutant government agency. Whether Jace has any hidden layers remains to be seen, but we’ll learn more when The Gifted premieres on Monday, October 2, on Fox.

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