A new promo for the upcoming second season of The Gifted focuses on The Hellfire Club and its new Inner Circle. Leading the charge is Grace Byers as Reeva, a member of the group disinterested in Charles Xavier’s dreams of peace between mutants and humans. As she points out, that dream requires mutants to “live with those who despise us.”
With the Mutant Underground and the other Struckers still believing in the dream, Reeva suggests it is time for the Hellfire Club to start a revolution of their own. With the Frost sisters (Skyler Samuels), Polaris (Emma Dumont) and Andy Strucker (Percy Hynes White) on their team, the group could prove to be quite formidable for both human agencies like Sentinel Services and the remaining members of the Underground.
Oh, but did you notice that shot of Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer) reacting to some subcutaneous change in his body? Is it possible “the cure” his father used to prevent his mutation will finally fail?
While the first season of The Gifted embraced a more down-to-earth approach to the central conflicts of X-Men comics, it seems the tried-and-true dramas and battles of the various X-titles will be come important as the series returns September 25th on Fox.