Gifted Series: FOX’s X-Men Spinoff Begins Production

FOX’s Gifted series, set in the X-Men movies universe, has started production

Following her reveal of the new X-Men spinoff’s title last week, Lauren Shuler Donner has returned to Twitter with a first image from the set of FOX‘s upcoming Gifted series. Check out the full shot below for a look at four-time X-Men film director Bryan Singer shooting the Gifted series pilot with star Amy Acker (DollhouseAngel).

RELATED: FOX’s X-Men Series is Titled Gifted

The Gifted series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Sean Teale, Blair Redford, with Jamie Chung as the mutant Blink, and Natalie Alyn Lind as the mutant Polaris.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, the series will focus on two ordinary parents (Moyer and Acker) who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Writer Matt Nix (Burn Notice) will executive produce and showrun the series.

“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.”

Are you excited for the Gifted series? How closely do you want to see the show connect to the big screen continuity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!