The new promo for The Gifted offers fans a look at what's ahead for the new superhero television show. The story of two different families, one made of mutants and one made of humans and mutants, coming together to help each other premiered tonight. While the introduction to the Strucker family ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. The next episode hints that Stephen Moyer's Reed will be facing some challenges.
This new promo for The Gifted also introduces Garret Dillahunt's Roderick Campbell. Rumored to be the mutant hunter Ahab, a scientist who lost his leg to a mutant he was attempting to experiment on in the comics.
It also shows Coby Bell's Jace Turner in league with him or at least considering it. He proposes a partnership over footage of military tanks indicating that this partnership probably won't go well for the members of the mutant underground, or Reed and Lorna (Emma Dumont). Polaris and the man who captured her are both in jail facing an unknown fate. It looks as if Lorna will have a far more difficult time of it than Reed, however, as the magnetic mutant has been fitted with a nasty-looking shock collar intended to keep her from utilizing her powers and escaping.
The new footage concludes with some footage of Andy's powers in action as well as a look at more of the series' mutants led by Thunderbird, who declares that "It's no longer a matter of hiding mutants it's a matter of survival." The promo closes on Reed being asked to betray the mutant underground in order to save his family. Just how the patriarch of the Strucker clan will hold up under his former coworker's questions remains to be seen, but it doesn't look like The Gifted is letting up from the pace it set in the pilot. Here's hoping it can keep up things moving a such a brisk clip.
The Gifted premiered on Monday night to fairly strong reviews and now fans are just getting their first taste of the Marvel mutant drama, and what's in store for the rest of the season. The show has a lot to prove with its second episode as it doesn't want to hit a slump after such a strong opening. Without Bryan Singer at the helm, it will be interesting to see how the series handles the shift and what it plans to bring to the table moving forward.
The Gifted continues next Monday with 'rX' @9pm on FOX.