FOX’s X-Men series titled Gifted, Joseph Morgan joins cast
After many weeks of mystery, series executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner has taken to Twitter to reveal the title of FOX’s upcoming X-Men TV series, Gifted. Donner posted a photo of the cast at a table read for the pilot episode as well, revealing that Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) has joined the cast. Check out the photo in the gallery below!
The series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Blair Redford, with Jamie Chung as the mutant Blink, and Natalie Alyn Lind as the mutant Polaris.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, the series will focus on two ordinary parents (Moyer and Acker) who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Writer Matt Nix (Burn Notice) will executive produce and showrun the series. Director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will direct the pilot episode of the series.
“Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network–and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said back in July when the show was announced. “There’s comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.”
UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly has learned that “Gifted” is not yet the title of the show, but it IS the current working title. They also report that Joseph Morgan has not been cast in the film. He was merely filling in for the read-through.