Back in the 80s and 90s, Marvel Comics sought to find a definitive answer to the question “how many X-Men comics can there possibly be?” This is a layman’s list, but I can remember Uncanny X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor, titles for various different X-Men teams, New Mutants, a Wolverine solo title, and on and on and on forever. Now, Fox is looking to answer the same question, but with regards to X-Men affiliated TV shows. The latest is The Gifted.
The Gifted is about an underground community of mutants who are either unwilling or unable to live in the prejudiced human society that is the cornerstone of everything within the X-Men franchise. That has some similarities to the Morlocks, a group of characters familiar to X-Men fans, but it’s unclear based on the six-minute teaser for the show whether or not this series is directly based on the Morlocks. Take a look:
The Gifted premieres on Fox on October 2nd, 2017. And you can check out its official site here.