Fox’s upcoming TV show called ‘The Gifted’ based on Marvel’s mutants is coming very soon and it has been rounding out it’s cast for the past several weeks. Now Jermaine Rivers (CBS’s MacGyver) has joined the show as Marvel character Shatter.
In the comics, Shatter had an interesting and very heartbreaking origin story to how he discovered his powers.
- (Via ComicVine) Shatter, like so many other mutants was a normal teenager who lived with his father when he suddenly developed his mutant ability. Knowing that he would suffer from persecution at the hands of humans for being a mutant, he used his father’s gun in an attempt to commit suicide. But he discovered that his crystal form was invulnerable to the bullet, even at point blank range. He did not die but it left a crack on the side of his head.
It’s not known how comic-book accurate his portrayal will be but if it’s anything like the source material, than be prepared for some strong themes in the upcoming show.
The Gifted premieres on Monday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.