The Gifted (2017–2019)
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A suburban family is forced to go on the run when the children are discovered to possess mutant powers.


Bryan Singer


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics created by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics created by) | 2 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Moyer ... Reed Strucker
Amy Acker ... Kate Strucker
Sean Teale ... Marcos Diaz / Eclipse
Natalie Alyn Lind ... Lauren Strucker
Percy Hynes White ... Andy Strucker
Coby Bell ... Jace Turner
Jamie Chung ... Clarice Fong / Blink
Blair Redford ... John Proudstar / Thunderbird
Emma Dumont ... Lorna Dane / Polaris
Toks Olagundoye ... Carla Jackson
Dale Godboldo ... Ted Baird
Fin Argus ... Jack (as Steffan Argus)
Pierce Bailey ... Trevor (as Pierce Foster Bailey)
Billy Blair ... Trucker Driver
Giovanni DeVito Giovanni DeVito ... Dax




Public prosecutor and suburban family father Reed Strucker supervises the secret federal agency Sentinel services, which 'firmly' handles mutants. After locking up Lorna 'Polaris' Dane in a grim top-security facility, he's shocked to hear from his wife that his doted teen son Andrew 'Andy', who freaked out shattering the locker-room after school bullies abused him to despair in the showers. Before Reed gets home, the agency arrives, but Andy's elder sister Lauren, who just confided into their ma Kate to be a mutant too, used her powers to hold them off. Reed decides to run with his family, seeking assistance to go in Mexican hiding from Marcos 'Eclipse' Diaz, who co-runs the regional chapter of the underground mutant 'resistance' and accepts only if Reed helps free his lover, Lorna. The help of other mutants proves necessary as Sentinel is on their trail, now with a specially equipped arrest team. Written by KGF Vissers

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One time X-man Tessa, a.k.a. Sage makes her live action debut in this episode as a member of the secret Mutant Underground. See more »


Carla doesn't seem to react at all when Lorna uses her powers to cause pain on Reed's knee. There doesn't seem to be any guards watching the conversation. See more »


[from Comic-Con trailer]
Clarice Ferguson: You ever burn anyone with that?
Marcos Diaz: Uh-huh.
Clarice Ferguson: What about your girlfriend? You ever burned her?
Marcos Diaz: Yeah. She doesn't care. That's why she's my girlfriend.
Clarice Ferguson: Kinky.
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References X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) See more »


Flash Burn
Written by Christine Stoesser and Jay Merrow
Performed by Twin Rains
Published by Rough Trade Publishing
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9 October 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Originally to be called X-Men: The Gifted, the X-men like the mutants in this television show have disappeared, gone in the shadows. However we are in the Marvel universe, Stan Lee makes a brief appearance.

The first episode, directed by Bryan Singer focuses on the Strucker family.

Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer) prosecutes mutants. His wife Caitlin (Amy Acker), teenage daughter Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and younger son Andy (Percy Hynes White) have an aspiring middle class lifestyle.

Reed's world in this opening episode is turned upside down when he finds out both his children are mutants. Now the family are on the run from the Sentinel Services who are using all sorts of hi tech devices to find them.

Reed needs from the mutant rebellion, people who he himself have persecuted.

The opening episode is squarely a television universe, despite some good special effects nothing felt cinematic. This is all rather dark looking and in some ways looked cheap.

We see the various Gifted people with X-Men abilities and the troubles they go through, a trouble now shared by the Struckers.

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Release Date:

2 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Linden, New Jersey, USA See more »

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