The image depicts actress Emma Dumont (Bunheads, Aquarius), who plays Lorna Dane, the magnetism-controlling mutants better known to Marvel Comics readers as Polais. What she’s doing in that shot is certainly open to speculation, but she appears to be wearing a prison jumpsuit — note the letters “D.O.,” presumably for “Department of …” — and pressed against a sheet of plastic. The plastic tubing is likely for oxygen.
We might surmise Lorna is in the custody of the Department of Mutant Affairs or the Department of Domestic Security and Defense, agencies that have appeared in Fox’s X-Men franchise. Of course, it could also be an organization created specifically for “The Gifted,” which centers on a family forced to go on the run from the government after discovering their children have extraordinary abilities. What Dumont’s wearing on her heard is a bit more difficult to figure out. It could be the show’s interpretation on the headpiece Polaris frequently wears in comic books, but if that’s the case it raises the question of why she would still have it in confinement.
Perhaps we’ll get some answers on Sunday, when the full trailer for The Gifted is scheduled to premiere.
Created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), The Gifted also stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes as Lauren Strucker and Andy Strucker, Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz, aka Eclipse, Jamie Chung as Blink as Blair Redford plays John Proudstar, aka Thunderbird, and Coby Bell appears as Jace Turner. The pilot is directed by Bryan Singer, who serves as executive producer alongside Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.