I Forgot Fox Was Working on Another X-Men TV Show But Yay! Jamie Chung Has Been Cast
Jamie Chung, star of Gotham and Once Upon a Time, has picked up another super nerdy gig. She’s just been cast in Bryan Singer’s X-Men television show for Fox.
With all the hype around FX’s Legion (the hype is real), I actually forgot Singer was working on another mutant-based TV show. This one is still untitled but Marvel.com just gave us a big announcement today.
Jamie Chung will star in a series regular role as Clarice Fong, better known as Blink, a sarcastic and lively tomboy. Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ Clarice is slowly becoming herself again. Blink is an established character from the X-Men comics with the power of teleportation.
You may recall Blink was already utilized in Singer’s film X-Men: Days of Future Past. The character was played by Bingbing Fan and completely wasted. Hopefully they’ll do better this time. Actor Blair Redford was already cast for this upcoming series as Sam, described as “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.” Here’s how Marvel is describing it so far:
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.
This one should not be confused with Hulu’s Runaways series which recently named its main cast. So far the untitled Fox X-Men show only has a pilot commitment but I’ll keep you updated.