As a lifetime fan of comic-books even I’m starting to get burned out by the genre. Fox Tv’s Gifted, is TV’s latest attempt at bringing Superheroics to our small screen. Fox only provided the pilot episode to review which means take this review with a grain of salt as we all know pilots generally suck. Yes, I love The X-Men and it’s nice to see Marvel finally bring proper mutants to the TV Landscape, but so far the efforts have felt low budget and pretty depressing. We are in for a rough ride when their supernatural comedy Ghosted had better visual flair and sfx than this. The Gifted premieres, Monday, Oct 2nd on Fox.
FOX has announced its Fall 2017-18 premiere dates and placement is everything – Marvel’s The Gifted, for example, will follow the season three premiere of DC’s Lucifer; Ghosted will slide into the Sunday comedy block, and The Orville will premiere following an NFL doubleheader for two weeks before moving to its regular timeslot following Gotham on Thursdays.
FOX has announced its 2017-18 Fall Primetime Schedule and it has only added three new shows – but a few have been shuffled about.
Lucifer will move up an hour on Mondays, leading into Marvel’s The Gifted; Gotham moves from its Monday slot to Thursdays, leading to Seth MacFarlane’s new live-action sci fi series The Orville.
Lethal Weapon shifts from Wednesdays, leading into returning comedies The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Empire moves to Wednesday to lead into Star; on Fridays, Hell’s Kitchen leads into the new season of The Exorcist.
The first full-length trailer for FOX’s Marvel series The Gifted has been released and it gives us a look at why the Stewart family has gone on the run – an unfortunate response to bullying has provoked an uncontrolled reaction from son Andy.
What makes this so important is that his sister, Lauren, also has powers – and their father, Reed, works for the agency (Sentinel Services) that hunts down and sequesters mutants away from the general public – ‘to secure the safety of the community.’