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Monday, October 2, 2017

“THE GIFTED” TO LAUNCH IN MORE THAN 183 COUNTRIES FOLLOWING US PREMIERE ON OCTOBER 2

LOS ANGELES, October 2, 2017: Fox Networks Group has today announced that THE GIFTED, will air in more than 183 countries on FOX, the world’s leading entertainment brand, following the show’s U.S. premiere today. The highly anticipated new family series is set in the X-Men universe and is from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television.

The day-and-date launch of THE GIFTED across FOX channels internationally is part of Fox Networks Group’s international programming and marketing strategy for viral, high profile series, which includes Legion, The Walking Dead, Prison Break, 24: Legacy and The X-Files.

21st Century Fox President Peter Rice said: "The global scale and reach of the Fox brand gives us a unique capacity to make series such as THE GIFTED available to viewers everywhere day and date. This fantastic series, which expands on our longstanding collaboration with Marvel, Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner and the X-Men universe, will resonate widely, and we couldn’t be more excited for its worldwide launch."

FOX is one of the world’s most broadly distributed entertainment destinations, with channels available in more than 200 countries. As part of Fox Networks Group’s global footprint of more than 2 billion cumulative subscribers, FOX channels outside the U.S. reach more than 250 million homes, delivering unmatched global reach and scale for the day-and-date launches of key series.

THE GIFTED tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

The series stars Stephen Moyer (“Shots Fired”, “True Blood”), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Natalie Alyn Lind (“Gotham”) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”) as the Strucker family. Also featured in the series are Sean Teale (“Reign”) as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz; Jamie Chung (“Gotham”) as Blink/Clarice Ferguson; Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”) as Polaris/Lorna Dane; Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”) as Thunderbird/John Proudstar; and Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”) as Sentinel Services Agent Jace Turner.

THE GIFTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. Nix, who serves as the series' showrunner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Singer.

ABOUT FOX NETWORKS GROUP

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; Fox Sports Media Group, National Geographic Partners, and Fox Networks Group Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together these units create, program and distribute some of the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.

ABOUT 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION

A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the broadcast sensation THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Fox’s No. 1 series, EMPIRE, from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer; ABC’s No. 1 series and five-time Emmy Award-winning blockbuster comedy MODERN FAMILY from Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd; FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; ABC’s newest comedy hit SPEECHLESS; FAMILY GUY, which will hit its 300th episode milestone this year; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS. Recent additions to its roster include THE GIFTED, THE ORVILLE and GHOSTED. The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed anthology, FEUD, starring Academy Award winners Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon; the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning HOMELAND; the critically acclaimed THE AMERICANS (with FX Productions) which enters its final season this year; Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY anthology (with FX Productions) which next chronicles THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACI; and GENIUS (with Imagine, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow), from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Sam Sokolow, Jeff Cooney and Noah Pink.

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