The new FOX show The Gifted is going to give us a look at the X-Men world when it looks like mutants are no longer protected.

It follows a family who go on the run after they discover that their children have mutant abilities and have to fight to survive. They join up with a small band of mutants fighting the good fight, including well-known mutants Blink, Polaris and Thunderbird.

The creator of the show, Matt Nix, has confirmed at TCA The Gifted will explore where the X-Men are in the world after they disappear. “In our world one of the things we’ll be unpacking is the specific relationship of this group of characters to the X-Men. The X-Men are gone. That’s not a dodge. It’s a huge deal to these guys and to the world. It’s one of the central mysteries of the show.”

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The Gifted premieres October 2 on FOX.