MUTANTS THE NEW NORMAL
MARVEL’S TV universe has expanded to include mutants.
Set in an alternate timeline where the X-Men have disappeared and mutants are treated with distrust and fear, The Gifted follows parents Reed and Kate Strucker as they take their family on the run after they discover their children’s mutant abilities.
Their daughter Lauren can create force fields, while their son Andy has a form of telekinesis which allows him to pull things apart. The Struckers find sanctuary with an underground community of mutants.
“Honestly I’ve spent seven years having crazy powers, and I wasn’t looking to do anything like that again,” says Stephen Moyer, who played Vampire Bill in True Blood.
“It was really nice because I thought that the story was very pertinent to today. I like the fact that my character (Reed) was one of the ordinary ones in a sea of different. In a way he’s the different one. He and his wife end up being the different ones because they are ‘normal’.”
Reed is trying to balance his family responsibilities with his job as a district attorney who had supported the persecution of mutants.
“Some of the things that get uncovered in our world as we move along, he can’t quite believe he was party to some of it,” he says. “He’s the bad guy in some respects.” The Gifted is coming soon to Foxtel
Stephen Moyer stars in new series The Gifted.