New X-Men Series Titled Gifted and Joseph Morgan Joins Cast

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The X-Men series which is directly connected to the movie universe (unlike Legion) has finally got an official name… Gifted.

Gifted’s story-line revolves around a pair of parents who discover that their children are mutants and need to join other families and mutant activists in order to run from the government and avoid persecution.




Executive Producer Lauren Schuler Donner tweeted a picture of the cast at the table read and revealed a cast member that was not previously announced – The Vampire Diaries and The Originals’ Joseph Morgan. It has not been revealed which role Morgan will play or whether this will mean the end of The Originals.

Gifted’s showrunner will be Matt Nix from Burn Notice fame while Bryan Singer will direct the pilot. It also stars Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Amy Acker (Person of Interest) as the human parents as well as Blair Redford (Switched at Birth), Jamie Chung (Gotham) as the mutant Blink, Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs), Emma Dumont (Aquarius) as the mutant Polaris, Sean Teale (Reign), Coby Bell (Burn Notice) and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3).

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