Today Fox has released the official synopsis for The Gifted, and it kind of kills the rumor that we’ll see Sentinels in the series. At least, we won’t be seeing them how they’re depicted in the comics. Brace yourself for this:
â€œTHE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, â€œTrue Bloodâ€) and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, â€œPerson of Interestâ€) STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, â€œNight at the Museum 3â€), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, â€œBurn Noticeâ€). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorneyâ€™s office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the familyâ€™s only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network â€“ ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, â€œReignâ€), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, â€œAquariusâ€) and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, â€œSatisfactionâ€) â€“ are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix (â€œBurn Noticeâ€), directed by Bryan Singer (the â€œX-Menâ€ franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (â€œX-Men: Apocalypse,â€ â€œX-Men: Days of Future Past,â€ â€œThe Wolverineâ€), Simon Kinberg (â€œX-Men: Apocalypse,â€ â€œX-Men: Days of Future Pastâ€), Jeph Loeb (â€œMarvelâ€™s Daredevil,â€ â€œMarvelâ€™s Jessica Jonesâ€) and Jim Chory (â€œMarvelâ€™s Daredevil,â€ â€œMarvelâ€™s Jessica Jonesâ€), THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids arenâ€™t who they thought they were and loving them just the same â€“ even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.â€
Turning the Sentinels into a government agency that hunts Mutants called the “Sentinels Service” is basically turning Galactus into a cloud. We got Sentinels in the movies (sort of, they still weren’t the comic Sentinels), and now Fox has gone and turned the giant Mutant-killing robots into government suits.