Fox’s new X-Men show seems to have received a title. Lauren Shuler Donner, an X-Men franchise producer, tweeted an image on Friday of the cast at a table read. Shuler’s caption uses the hashtag “#Gifted,” but it’s not clear whether it’s the name of the show or the episode.
— Lauren Shuler Donner (@ShuDonner) March 11, 2017
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly’s Nick Romano, the show’s title is not officially confirmed. However, “Gifted” is the working title the show is operating under. The term “gifted” has long been associated with the X-Men as a way of conceptualizing their mutations as gifts. Their leader, Professor X, is often the one using the term.
Furthermore, Joseph Morgan (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) can be seen at the table read, though, he has not been officially cast in the show. Romano cites unnamed sources that state he was filling in for someone at the read and is, in fact, not cast the show.
Fox originally ordered a pilot before ordering a full series earlier this year. The pilot, directed and produced by longtime X-Men director Bryan Singer, is set to start filming this month. So far, the cast includes Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Amy Acker (Angel, Alias).
The show will tie in with the X-Men cinematic universe.