Bryan Singer, who directed the 2000 film X-Men, is helming the pilot.


Be an Extra in the Marvel TV Show Filming in Dallas

Here's your chance to join the X-Men universe.

As GuideLive reported last week, a Marvel Television pilot helmed by X-Men director Bryan Singer will start shooting this month in Dallas. The show, operating under the work-in-progress title of Gifted, is shrouded in some mystery, but will reportedly follow a group of mutant teenagers and their parents as they flee an oppressive government–and its mutant-hunting robots–stringently opposed to the existence of X-people.

According to the Dallas Film Commission, open casting calls for extras on the pilot are now underway. Nothing quite as glamorous as “background mutant” here, but if you fit the bill for “high school students at dance,” “seedy types at bar,” or “Native Americans at outpost,” among other descriptors, this is your shot to be a part of the extended Marvel Universe.

This will be the second X-Men-related television venture after FX’s Legion, which premiered last month and has been getting rave reviews. Assuming the pilot gets picked up, and that it continues filming in Dallas, it could also become the second high-profile TV show presently in production in North Texas, following Queen of the Souththe USA crime drama now shooting its second season.

Regardless, it’s a big get for the Dallas Film Commission, which is surely keeping a close eye on conservative lawmakers’ efforts in Austin to further gut the state’s film incentives program.


  • Herb

    I see what you did there in that last sentence slipping your irrelevant politics in there which has nothing to do with this story

    • Amy

      Shut up Herb.

      • Steffan Smith

        Shut up Amy…?

      • Herb

        I just want to squeeze your cheeks like a little teddy bear. =)

    • wildemanne

      Oh only the jobs it could bring into the area, but hey we all know rethuglicans want lower middle to starve to death, watch their children hurt, and strangle the economy of the lower middle!It’s simple republicommunest exploition, thefy, and child endangerment no matter their stance on child protection, after all they consider a those below the 2% trash & bums

      • Herb

        Dude, I’ve read that post so many times but it still comes out like blabblering nonsense. Im really trying to put it in seperate sentences but it still looks like someone is speaking in tongues. LOL. I’m sorry the public school system failed you and its affected your grammar skills. So sad. Hang in their buddy,

      • Herb

        I swear that is a verse from a Dylan song.
        Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine..i’m on the pavement talking about the government…

    • ThreeOranges

      Good point. An article about someone shooting a TV show in Texas has absolutely nothing to do with our state government’s incentives to shoot a TV show in Texas.