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GIFTED: Fox Starts Production On X-Men TV Series

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Fox Begins Production On X-Men Spin-Off Series Gifted

20th Century Fox Television reveals that it has officially started work on the network’s planned X-Men spin-off program Gifted.

The news was broken on Twitter by producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who shared an image of X-Men series veteran Bryan Singer directing series lead Amy Acker for the show’s pilot episode.

Although the series takes place in the same universe as the company’s X-Men film franchise, the show’s creators have stressed that it will not continue or otherwise follow the storyline of the movie franchise. It is unclear if this means that cameos by actors from the films like Hugh Jackman or Patrick Stewart are precluded from happening (particularly in the former’s case, given his repeated claims that Logan is the last time he is playing Wolverine) or simply that the plotlines of the two entities will not overlap.

Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, quotes Fox Entertainment chief David Madden as saying the following about the upcoming project:

“Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network–and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said back in July when the show was announced. “There’s comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.”

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