Legion is definitely a successful foray into television for Fox with their comics properties and also thelatest in a string of successes for the X-Men franchise. Critics love the mind-bending take on mutants that is far away from the main storyline, so there’s a lot of anticipation for the next series coming soon to Fox television.
Up to this point, the series has seen a few famous names join the cast but has not sniffed a title until now. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner shared an image of the cast reading for the series and included the title for the show:
Gifted is a simple, but fitting name for the series. There’s no word on if it will go the Legion route and stray away from the main film series, but we do know that several names from the comics will appear on the show — including Blink and Polaris. The initial plot description from back in July might shed some light on such connections, but it’s still only speculation:
“[Gifted] will focus on two ordinary parents 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.”
Seeing how the X-Men would be your typical go-to source for such escapes, it might be safe to say that they won’t be playing a part in this series. Or maybe it’s some sort of future deal given Blink’s involvement or some sort of alternate Earth situation. It certainly doesn’t matter at this point, mutants are mutants and Legion has proven you don’t need Professor X to make things work. With The Hellfire Club series failing to start, this gives Fox and Marvel a chance to see if they can strike gold twice.
(Via SyFy Wire)