‘The Gifted’, a superhero series created by Matt Nix, is based on the mutants’ concept from Marvel’s X-Men franchise. Its events are woven with those depicted in the X-Men anthology but take us to an alternate era where the original mutants have vanished. The series is about a seemingly regular family whose parents, one day, discover that their children are endowed with special mutant abilities. In order to save their kids from the government, they flee from the authorities and take shelter with an underground secret mutant community. Here, they fight to survive by battling against evil forces which threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, the members also have to face opposition from each other on account of their different ideologies.
‘The Gifted‘ is another addition to the superhero genre, with a different approach that involves family ties. And if you have already binge-watched all of its episodes, then we’ve got some more similar family-centric shows that explore the same theme. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Gifted’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Gifted’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Inhumans (2017-)
‘Inhumans‘, an ABC show, is adapted from the Marvel Comic franchise of the same name. It is created by Scott Buck and revolves around the Inhuman Royal Family, who after a military coup are forced to leave their home in Attilan and take refuge in Hawaii while attempting to save themselves and humanity from the evil Maximus. Black Bolt is the patriarch of the superhero family, who holds the power to cause devastation with a mere whisper. He is also the King of Attilan, never utters a word, and resorts only to sign language to communicate. Next comes Medusa, the matriarch and queen of Attilan, who can control and move her hair.
Karnak, Bolt’s cousin and trusted adviser, is suspicious of everything around him and serves as the strategist for the family. Gorgon, another of Bolt’s cousins, leads the Attilan Royal Guard and has the ability to create seismic waves with the help of his hooves. Crystal is Medusa’s sister and she possesses the power to control all elements. Louise is the only human who oversees the activities at the Callisto Aerospace Control Center and holds a deep interest in all interstellar and lunar phenomena. Maximus, the black sheep of the family, is devoted to the people of Attilan but wants to overtake his brother Bolt and become the king. He was stripped of his inhuman gene during the Terrigenesis process and hence, is looked down by other Inhumans. As a result, he develops into an anti-hero, seeking to gain control over the kingdom.
9. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2013-)