Even though Logan is breaking box office records, and Fox has no plans for stopping their mutant-related movies, the X-Men universe is finding a new life on the small screen. The FX show Legion is mind-bendingly good and is receiving acclaim week after week in detailing the adventures of David Haller, as he is figuring out about his powers (as well as dealing with his perceived insanity). Fox is also in the process of making another show centered in the X-Men universe. Fox ordered a pilot for a show surrounding parents who utilize an underground network of mutants to protect their child from government agents as they discover she has powers. Trueblood’s Stephen Moyer and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will headline the series as parents trying to protect their child. Other notable casting has included Emma Dumont, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell and many others to the show. The Matt Nix run show has for the time been called the “Untitled X-Men” show. Now it looks like they have a title.
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner recently tweeted a photo of the cast at a table reading for the upcoming show and has also revealed the title.
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) March 11, 2017
It makes sense that a show about people “gifted” with mutant powers would be called “Gifted” of course. Many times throughout the comics, Charles Xavier and others have said that mutants are people gifted with abilities, so it’s very poetic. In fact, Joss Whedon and John Cassaday did a story arc during their Astonishing X-Men comic book titled “Gifted” already. However, it doesn’t appear they will use the same storyline as that centered around a mutant cure, which was already used for the Fox movie X-Men: The Last Stand (considered one of the weaker X-Men movies). Either way, it looks like this show is moving along well.