“Gotham” alum Natalie Alyn Lind will join the expanding cast of Fox’s “X-Men” pilot
Announced via Variety, Lind will play Lauren, the daughter of previously announced Stephen Moyer. Her character is described as “smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications, she is the model of a perfect kid.”
The actor has previous comic book work, having starred as Silver St. Cloud on Fox’s pre-Batman series “Gotham” and The CW’s “iZombie.” She’s also been featured on the ABC comedy “The Goldbergs” and had a stint on NBC’s “Chicago Fire.”
Other actors previously cast for the pilot are Blair Redford (“Switched at Birth,” “Satisfaction”) in a lead role; Jamie Chung as Blink, a popular character from the X-Men comics with teleportation powers; “True Blood”‘s Moyer; and “Incorporated” star Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, who is described as “a natural rebel compelled by circumstances to cooperate with others.” Teale will have an alter ego named Eclipse, who is a newly created mutant for Fox’s expanded X-Men universe that possesses the ability to absorb and manipulate photons.
This untitled X-Men series comes from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix and will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. On the run from the government, they join with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The pilot will be directed by X-Men feature film director Bryan Singer. While Nix has not named any known characters that will be in the show, he has made it clear that there will at least be a few.
Along with Nix, X-Men film franchise veterans Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg are set to serve as executive producers, as is Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. Unlike Fox’s X-Men films, which are produced completely outside of the auspices of Marvel Studios and its parent company Disney due to a longstanding rights deal, Marvel Television is a credited producer on live-action X-Men shows, including “Legion,” along with 20th Century Fox TV.
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