We’re getting a new X-Men show in October, The Gifted, and Fox has been drip feeding new information to us. This time it comes in the form of a youtube video talking about one of the mutants who was created just for the show: Eclipse, played by Sean Teale.
Here’s a character poster and some information from TV Insider.
Played by Sean Teale
Origin The Gifted
Power Photon manipulation
The New Guy “Eclipse is an original character to this show, but that doesn’t mean he’s just a random guy,” says Nix, who also teases that “Eclipse has a relationship [to someone] that we’ll explore.”
The story behind the X-Men has always been about marginalized people living on the edges of society but this is the first time the concept has been brought down to the ground. The movies have always been about costumed weirdos saving the world while Legion is cerebral and nonlinear in many ways. The Gifted is promising to show the lives of all those mutants that don’t join the X-Men or the Brotherhood. The people that are just trying to survive which is a new angle rip for exploration.
The Gifted premieres Monday, October 2nd at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. C on Fox.