Empire‘s Grace Byers has joined the cast of Fox’s The Gifted for the show’s second season. The one-hour sci-fi drama, which is set in the X-Men world, finished in third among all new dramatic shows of the 2017-2018 primetime season.
The Gifted season two will air on Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT followed by Lethal Weapon with its new starring lineup of Damon Wayans and Seann William Scott.
Byers joins a cast that includes Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood) as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker (Person of Interest) as Caitlin Strucker, Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) as Lauren Strucker, and Percy Hynes White (Night at the Museum 3) as Andy Strucker. The cast also includes Sean Teale (Reign) as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung (Gotham) as Blink/Clarice Fong aka 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.
Per Fox’s official announcement, Grace Byers will play Reeva, “a smart, charming, authoritative, elegant, beautiful woman who is ruthless in her efforts to fight for her people. She leads an elite band of followers and has a soft spot for her new recruits, but is still capable of extreme violence in defense of her vision.” Reeva will be teaming up with Polaris, Andy and the Frost Sisters in the Inner Circle.
Season one was executive produced by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise), 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 . Nix is the series’ showrunner.
The Season One Plot: The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage 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.