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FOX UK Acquires X-Men Series ‘The Gifted’

Good news for UK fans! The Gifted is due to air October 8, 2017 at 9PM on FOX.

FOX UK is adding a second prime-time drama series set in the X-Men universe to their slate. The Fox Networks Group backed channel has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to The Gifted after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

Set in the wider X-Men universe, The Gifted tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

The drama series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television and stars Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham), Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3), Sean Teale (Reign), Jamie Chung (Gotham), Emma Dumont (Aquarius), Blair Redford (Satisfaction) and Coby Bell (Burn Notice). Burn Notice creator Matt Nix penned the script for the series and serves as showunner.

The Gifted is the second Marvel series set in the X-Men universe to land on FOX UK. The channel is also the exclusive UK home to Legion, which is set to return for a second season in 2018. “Exploring an all-new corner of the X-Men Universe, The Gifted introduces an exciting new generation of mutants, as they struggle to come to terms with their powers”, said Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming for Fox Networks Group UK. “On the run from a hostile government that tracks down mutants, The Gifted portrays one family’s battle for survival and what it means to be different. The Gifted is a hugely entertaining drama express from the U.S., that viewers will love.”

Source: TV Wise