The Gifted (FOX) – Premieres 2nd October – Renewed
Another Marvel superhero show, but one that is connected to the X-Men films though set in an alternative timeline, where the X-Men have gone missing leading to no one knowing if they still exist.
Filling the void of the X-Men is the Mutant Underground, a group that finds mutants being hunted down by the Sentinal Services, then helps them escape and relocate them to the safety of Mexico.
As the Underground help out a teleporting mutant, things go awry when one of the groups leaders Polaris is captured and sent to a mutant holding facility. There she meets prosecutor Reed Strucker who informs her that if she gives up the location of the Mutant Underground, a reduced sentence is on the cards, and to encourage her to turn on the underground tells Polaris that she’s pregnant.
Meanwhile Struckers life is about to take a turn when his son Andy discovers he has mutant abilities after being bullied at a school dance where he loses control and lets his powers tear the building apart. Andy is only pulled out of the crumbling structure when his sister Lauren uses the powers she’s been keeping secret for years to rescue him.
Forced to go into hiding after the Sential Services attempt to bring them in, The Strucker family end up contacting the Mutant Underground with Reed informing Polaris’ partner Eclipse that his going to be father, Eclipse agrees to help them, though in their escape from the Sentinal Services Reed is captured.
As network Marvel shows go it’s definitely one of the better on offer, on a par with with Agents of Shield, and worth a watch.