Fox finally revealed why they chose to bring “The Gifted” to life over the Bryan Singer-produced series “Hellfire Club.” Many fans are probably wondering what happened to the latter series that was in the works on Fox in 2015.

SYFY WIRE revealed that “Hellfire Club” was promised about a year ago. The story focuses on the life of a young agent hunting a female mutant in 1960. Here is what really happened.

According to Movie Pilot, “X-Men” film producer Lauren Shuler Donner’s simple answer to this question is, “It has too many characters and not enough depth of character.”

‘The Gifted’ vs. ‘Hellfire Club’

Movie Pilot reported that Matt Nix ended up pitching his idea of a troubled family being torn apart. From there, the story eventually evolved into the recently released series entitled “The Gifted.” The source pointed out why Fox did not go with these three ideas: "Legion" "Gifted," and "Hellfire Club." In the end, the network is a fast developing company.

Many are still hoping to see them do clever small screen follow-ups through Marvel, or even DC, in the future.

Moreover, viewers could have met some exciting characters in HC. If given the chance, the villainous antithesis group to Xavier’s X-Men could have introduced the following members: Emma Frost, Howard Stark, Norman Osborn, and Sebastian Shaw. The “X-Men: First Class” may also serve as the story’s blueprint, where “Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) tracks Emma Frost (January Jones) into a private club of millionaires.” The events were heavily pictured from this setup.

While "Gifted" introduced several mutant characters in the series, the story was mainly focused on the Reed family. This became a major grounding point, which Marvel and Fox are looking for. At the moment, things turned out fine seeing that “The Gifted” has been receiving positive reviews since it debuted.

What’s next on Gifted?

My previous report unveiled where the premiere episode ended. As mentioned earlier, the Strucker family indeed tore apart.

The head of the family, Reed Strucker, ended up being caught by the Service Sentinels while the children and wife manage to escape. They went to the Underground with the help of other mutants.

In the recently released trailer, it seems that Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer) was imprisoned alongside Lorna Dane (Emma Dumont). The Service Sentinels are forcing him to reveal the location of Mutant Underground.

Will he be able to keep his family safe? Watch “The Gifted” on FOX every Monday at 9 PM.

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