As Legion continues its early foray into its first season, another Marvel TV show is slowly gaining momentum. Though it is still very early on, an untitled X-Men show has been adding to its list of cast members.
Actress Jamie Chung is the latest addition to the cast, according to a report by Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva. Chung, perhaps most recently known for her role as Valerie Vale in Gotham, will play the teleporting mutant Blink.
In addition to Gotham, Chung also played Mulan in ABC’s Once Upon a Time. She made 12 appearances from 2012 to 2016.
Now, in her new role, she will join other mutants in a TV series that ties in directly with the X-Men’s cinematic universe. So far, Chung and Blair Redford are the only two cast members listed on the project’s IMDB page. Redford will play Sam, who is described as “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network,” according to a report by ComingSoon.net’s Spencer Perry.
“Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network, and we are so pleased with how [writer] Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe,” FOX’s David Madden said in 2016, per Perry’s report. “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.
Bryan Singer, who has X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2013) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), will head the project.