– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Fox’s new X-Men series The Gifted is only a few days from hitting the network, and with that, they decided to give fans a sneak peek with the first six minutes of the pilot.

Admittedly, in our superhero-rich climate, I’m always a bit hesitant when a show falls on network TV. They generally tend to be less inspired than cable offerings, and the reduced budgets certainly don’t help. However, based on these first six minutes, I think there’s reason to be fairly optimistic about this show. It runs the risk of feeling fairly safe and generic, but when all said and done, it looks to be executed well enough, and with the high stakes and mutant-hostile world they’ve created, there’s sure to be plenty of thrills along the way.

The official synopsis for The Gifted is below:

“Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that 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.”

What did you think of the first six minutes of The Gifted? Are you excited to see what it has to offer, or do you plan on this one go off to the wayside? Let us know your thoughts down below!

The Gifted premieres on Fox on October 2 at 9pm!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.