The pilot episode of Fox’s new X-Men television series The Gifted filmed in Dallas, TX with director Bryan Singer, but a snag in negotiations led the series to needing to find a new home going forward. However, word is that the series will start shooting in Atlanta, GA on July 17th. Atlanta is quickly becoming a hot spot for superhero productions, as Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and the CW’s Black Lightning series are both shooting in the city.
The series will likely include nods to the X-Men movie franchise, but may not directly connect to the film for a while. There is a rumor that Anna Paquin’s character of Rogue might make an appearance at some point, reuniting Paquin with her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, who plays Reed Strucker.
The official synopsis for the series reads:
“Reed and Caitlin are two normal suburban parents whose lives get thrown into chaos when they discover that their children possess mutant powers in THE GIFTED.
Teens Lauren and Andy are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals their mutual powers to the world, forcing their parents to flee their old lives in order to protect their children. The Strucker family goes on the run from the government agency the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent Jace Turner, who is determined to protect the rest of the population from mutants. And things are made even more complicated by the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office tasked with going after mutants, which is why his children hid their powers from him for as long as possible.
But with the family on the run, their only hope comes in the form of an underground network that helps mutants in trouble — and it’s full of mutants dealing with their own issues.”
The Gifted is set to premiere October 2nd on Fox.
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