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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Watch the first 6 minutes of "The Gifted"

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[Source: Syfy] Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that 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. 

The first episode (titled “eXposed”) was directed by X-Men movie director Bryan Singer. It kicks off with Blink (Jamie Chung) on the run from police (we learn she broke out of a mutant detention center) and displaying the same awesome mutant powers we saw from the character played by Bingbing Fan in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Showing up to help are Marcos Diaz/Eclipse (Sean Teale), Lorna Dane/Polaris (Emma Dummont) and John Proudstar/Thunderbird (Blair Redford). The first action-packed minutes pull no punches and display the characters’ mutant powers in all their TV FX-glory.

Set at a time when the X-Men have disappeared, The Gifted follows the Strucker family who discover their two teenage kids are mutants. On the run from a government hostile to mutants, the family goes underground where they meet our main mutant characters. The series hails from showrunner Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Fox and Marvel TV.

The Gifted debuts Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on Fox, following the Season 3 premiere of Lucifer.

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