UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 14: Actress/author Grace Byers visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 14, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The Gifted Season Two Adds Grace Byers

Fox’s primetime series The Gifted, set in the X-Men universe, has just expanded its cast for its upcoming second season with the addition of Grace Byers, Marvel has announced.

The Empire alum will play Reeva, a member of the “Inner Circle” made up of Polaris (Emma Dumont, Aquarius), Andy Strucker (Percy Hynes White, Between) and the Frost sisters (Skyler Samuels, Scream Queens). She is described as a smart, charming, authoritative, elegant, beautiful woman who is ruthless in her efforts to fight for her people. She leads an elite band of followers and has a soft spot for her new recruits, but is still capable of extreme violence in defense of her vision.

Produced in association with Marvel Television, the family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Stephen Moyer leads the cast of The Gifted as Reed Strucker and is joined by Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong aka Clarice Ferguson, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, and Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker.

The Gifted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers.

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