21st Century Fox to Match up to $25,000 in Donations to United Way






FOX and its new family adventure series, THE GIFTED, kick off a social good campaign today using Donate in Facebook Live to benefit families in need. The campaign runs through next Monday, Oct. 2, when THE GIFTED premieres at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. All donations from the week-long campaign will be allocated to United Way Worldwide, which fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. FOX’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, will match up to $25,000 in donations.

Under THE GIFTED’s theme, Family is the Ultimate Power, the campaign will launch at 1:00 PM PT today, with a Facebook Live session featuring cast members of the new series. Fans can upload stories onto Facebook about how family is their ultimate power, while also donating to United Way Worldwide. During the Facebook Live session, THE GIFTED cast members will read their favorite submitted stories and answer fan questions.




From Marvel Television, and set in the “X-Men” universe, THE GIFTED is an epic adventure story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to flee from an oppressive government, the family’s only choice is to contact an underground network of mutants who are fighting to survive.

The series stars Stephen Moyer (SHOTS FIRED, “True Blood”), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Natalie Alyn Lind (GOTHAM) and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”) as the STRUCKER family. Also starring in the series are 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. The series’ “Pilot” episode” is written by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise”). Nix, Singer, 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 serve as executive producers.

“Like” THE GIFTED on Facebook at facebook.com/TheGiftedonFOX . Follow the series on Twitter @TheGiftedonFOX and join the discussion using #TheGifted. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheGiftedonFOX.

About United Way Worldwide:

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit. We're engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to



create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For photos and more information on THE GIFTED, please visit www.foxflash.com.]