So, with FOX’s X-Men series impressing us with every new bit of casting news, we’re really wondering how awesome it can go.
And it just went really awesome.
Person of Interest, Dollhouse and Angel star Amy Acker has signed on as the show’s female lead.
She joins True Blood’s Stephen Moyer along with Gotham’s Jamie Chung in a series that is swiftly becoming unmissable.
The action-adventure project focuses on two ordinary parents (True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, Acker) who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Acker will star as Kate Stewart, a woman who is struggling with her separation from her husband, Reed (Moyer) and her increasingly challenging teenage children. When her family situation takes a dark turn, she finds that she’s stronger than she thinks.
Aquarius star Emma Dumont and 11.22.63 star Percy Hynes White are also joining the cast; Dumont, in “the role of Lorna Dane/Polaris — a strong-willed, brave and loyal mutant who has the ability to manipulate magnetism.
“White will portray Andy, a sensitive kid and bit of a loner, who keeps to himself to avoid the turmoil he faces at school and at home.”
The pilot will be directed by X-Men director extraordinaire Bryan Singer.
No word on release dates yet, but this is Nerd heaven in so many ways.
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