We’ve already reported about Reed’s powers and that we expect to see them become real in The Gifted, Season 2. Now, more hints about the new season are being revealed including the Purifiers, the Hellfire Club, and the Morlocks. See below!
According to bamsmackpow.com
What Can We Expect from the Morlocks in The Gifted?
What we do know is that the Hellfire Club is the big bad in season 2 and after the dissolution of the Mutant Underground, Thunderbird and team have nowhere to go.
From the SDCC trailer released in July, it is evident that the Morlocks will be welcoming the wayward Mutants to the ‘real underground’. The brief glimpse we’ve got of the Morlock ‘alley’ suggests the show has created a more comic book accurate environment for the fan-favorite anti-heroes. The IMDb cast list does not include a mention of Callisto, which is really a pity since complicated female leaders are still hard to come by in superhero fare. I’m hoping she does turn up in the show, but I think this mysterious new Mutant, Twist, that Nix has created for the next season, is probably the leader of the group.
So far, The Gifted has included several fascinating characters that embody the fine line between good and evil. Hopefully, the show’s version of the Morlocks will be just as diverse a group of interesting and compelling characters.
According to comicbook.com
The Gifted Season 2 will also have a larger role for the mutant-hating religious group called the Purifiers.
“We’ve actually just opened up the world because we’ve got the Purifiers as well,” star Sean Teale, who plays Marcos “Eclipse” Diaz, said. “The Purifiers are a mutant hate group. I don’t know what parallels we can compare that to in modern day times. If only we had an idea. They’re tiki torch carrying mutant haters.”
The new season will also introduce a third faction of mutants, the Morlocks.
“We have the Morlocks, we have the Purifiers, we have the Hellfire Club, and we have us,” teased star Natalie Alyn Lind.
Here’s the official description of things to come in The Gifted’s second season:
“The 20th Century Fox Television/Marvel series picks up after the explosion of the Atlanta Station. The Mutant Underground search for their friends and family who left with The Inner Circle. Having tracked them outside of Washington, D.C. They must contend with new groups with extreme ideologies, both human and mutant alike, to stave off a brewing conflict.”
Mutants began choosing sides in The Gifted’s first season finale after Polaris defected to the Hellfire Club. Showrunner Matt Nix spoke to ComicBook.com about how that will shape the show’s second season.
“And then, going in to take two, I like the idea of that there are all sorts of ways of dealing with this new circumstance that everybody finds themselves in, and not everybody’s going to agree, and not everybody’s going to choose one of the sides that we’ve defined on the show,” Nix explained. “Exploring those other sides too. I think it’s going to be very interesting. There are going to be common enemies, people who are more aligned with one side than other. There are going to be people who are completely selfish in their motives. All of those things are going to come out in Season Two, where the situation for mutants has got considerably more complicated.
There was an altogether new element in the sickening quality of the Morlocks–a something inhuman and malign. Instinctively I loathed them.’
If the X-Men are considered the freaks of the Marvel comics-verse, the Morlocks might as well be aliens from another planet.
Due to the extreme manifestations of their mutations, the Morlocks consider themselves outcasts and hide away in subterranean New York. They appear on the X-Men’s radar when their leader, Callisto, kidnaps Warren Worthington III (aka Angel) in a bid to keep him imprisoned in ‘the alley’ (as the Morlocks refer to the underground tunnels) as her prince. As entrances go, I’m hoping The Gifted doesn’t pursue that option.