Amy Acker Joins Fox/Marvel’s ‘Mutants’ Show Pilot
Whedon alumna Amy Acker is the latest to join the Marvel’s ‘for-heavens-sake-come-up-with-a-name-already’ mutant show on Fox it has been announced.
Created by Burn Notice’s Matt Nix, and with X-Men’s Bryan Singer directing, the drama follows a family who find themselves attacked by a hostile government when the parents discover their two children have mutant powers. Now on the run, the only way to save themselves is by joining an underground network of mutants and fight to survive. Acker will play Kate, wife to Reed (the recently announced Stephen Moyer), who is struggling to deal with her separation from her husband and her two, recently outed as mutants, teenage children.
Acker was, of course, Fred/Illyria in Angel, Whiskey in Dollhouse, and most recently Root in Person of Interest. She’s also popped up in MacGyver, Suits, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Warehouse 13, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and The Good Wife over the last few years!
Along with Stephen Moyer, Acker is also joined by Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time, Gotham), who has taken the role of the mutant Blink on the show – a character with the power of teleportation, well known to comic book fans. Other casting includes Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs), who plays Lauren, one of Kate & Reed’s mutant children; Brit actor Sean Teale (Reign, Mr Selfridge, Skins), who plays Marcos Diaz/Eclipse a new mutant with the ability to absorb and manipulate photons; And Blair Redford (Satisfaction, Switched at Birth), who plays leader of the underground mutants group the family the family flee to for protection.
Marvel’s ‘this-show-really-needs-a-title-now’ mutant show was given a ‘put pilot’ commitment from Fox, meaning there are substantial financial penalties for the network if they don’t take it to series.
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