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Fox’s X-Men Series Bumps Gotham From Monday Nights

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Fox’s X-Men Series Bumps Gotham From Monday Nights

When Fox’s Gotham returns for its fourth season, the Batman prequel series will shift from its traditional Monday night slot to Thursdays, at the slightly earlier time of 8pm.

Replacing Gotham at 9pm on Mondays is the new X-Men-themed series “The Gifted”, which will follow another comics adaptation Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis as the titular fallen angel, at 8pm.

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Like Fox’s other recent TV X-Men spin-off Legion, The Gifted is being produced in association with Marvel Television.

According Fox’s official series description, The Gifted follows “the emotional 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 seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.”

It is not yet clear whether the new series is intended to fit in to the complex continuity of the X-Men film series, or if it and sister-show Legion are poised to establish their own mutant universe.

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The series stars Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3) as the Strucker family.

The show also features Sean Teale (Reign) as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung (Gotham) as Blink/Clarice Fong; Emma Dumont (Aquarius) as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford (Satisfaction) as Thunderbird/John Proudstar/; and Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Sentinel Services Agent Jace Turner.

The series is written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (who has overseen much of the X-Men movie franchise at 20th Century Fox) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

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