The first episode of Fox’s newest mutant-based show, The Gifted, is currently available for free on iTunes.
The X-Men based series arrived earlier this week to positive reviews. While the new series’s ratings weren’t astonishing, with the show only pulling in 4.85 million viewers, its debut is still much stronger than FX’s Legion, which only brought in approximately 1.6 million live viewers, and higher than ABC’s Inhumans, which had an audience of 3.8 million.
The show centers on the Struckers, who would be considered an ordinary family except for the fact that father Reed (Stephen Moyer) is a district attorney who prosecutes cases against mutants. When their teen children manifest their mutant powers in public, the Struckers must go on the run from the government, and turn to the Mutant Underground for help to save their family. In this timeline, the X-Men have gone missing in the wake of a 9/11-type event.
The first episode, titled “eXposed,” was directed by Bryan Singer of the X-Men film series, and was written by the show’s creator Matt Nix. The first season is expected to last for 10 episodes.
Airing Mondays at 9 pm ET/PT on Fox, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont cast as Lorna Dane/Polaris, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong and Blair Redford as John Proudstar/Thunderbird, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker and Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker.
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