Theories about the Strucker lineage in Fox’s The Gifted have been swirling since the family’s surname was first announced. Strucker is the last name with some very bad folks from the comics, after all. Those folks are Andreas and Andrea von Strucker, major characters in Marvel Comics lore who are now slated to appear in the eighth episode of The Gifted’s first season.
It sounds like Reed Strucker will be getting a little history lesson when "Threat Of eXtinction" debuts on Nov. 20. The episode will see Reed meet with his estranged father in an attempt to learn about his family’s mutant history. He gets a bit more than he bargained for. Here’s the official synopsis:
More refugees pour into the Mutant Underground, but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services. Meanwhile, Reed visits his estranged father and learns that secrets from his family’s past could prove useful in the all-new “threat of eXtinction” episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Nov. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GIF-108) (TV-PG L, V)
Cast: Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker; Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker; Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong aka Clarice Ferguson; Coby Bell as Jace Turner; Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar; Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker; Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker
Guest Cast: Elena Satine as Dreamer; Hayley Lovitt as Sage; Jermaine Rivers as Shatter; Garret Dillahunt as Dr. Roderick Campbell; Zach Roerig as Pulse; Paul Cooper as Andreas Von Strucker; Caitlin Mehner as Andrea Von Strucker; Ilan Srulovicz as Interpol Officer; James Dougherty as Pastor; Liza Fagin as Norah; Skyler Samuels as Esme; Renes Rivera as Hulking Mutant; Michelle Kim as Chloe Tan (“Vicious”); Marco Schittone as Young Boy; Raymond J. Barry as Otto Strucker; Stephen Alderfer as SS Agent
It’s easy to miss, but the synopsis notes that Paul Cooper will be playing Andreas Von Strucker, while Caitlin Mehner will play Andrea Von Strucker. Created by Chris Claremont and John Romita Jr., Andreas And Andrea von Strucker are twin mutant Nazi sympathizers who can fire powerful bolts of energy when in physical contact with each other. The duo are renowned for their cruelty, having served the Assembly of Evil, Hydra and other sinister organizations throughout the years.
Airing Mondays at 9 p.m. 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.