The television series, The Gifted
, is set within Marvel’s X-Men universe, but in an alternate timeline where the X-Men have left. In the series, the government is trying to eradicate all mutants.
The story starts in Atlanta, Georgia, when Clarice Fong (Jamie Chung), known as Blink, a mutant with teleporting abilities, escapes from prison. After being tracked by John Proudstar/Thunderbird (Blair Redford), she is brought by his group to the mutant underground, where they run a safe haven for mutants.
Meanwhile, mutant Lorna Dane/Polaris (Emma Dumont), is captured by the anti-mutant Sentinel Services and sent to prison, where a collar is put around her neck to suppress her abilities. She is seen by district attorney Reed Strucker (Stephen Moyer), who offers her a reduced sentence if she gives up information on the underground movement. She does not.