MUTANTS THE NEW NOR­MAL

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY -

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.

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