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Matt Nix's X-Men series: Jamie Chung cast as Blink

24 February 2017

It's learned the upcoming X-Men TV series from FOX and Marvel TV will feature the mutant Blink, who has the power of teleporting.

Chung is the second series regular to sign onto the pilot.

Previously, Entertainment Weekly reported that Blair Redford (Switched At Birth, Satisfaction, 90210, and who could forget his turn as Army Fighter Pilot #1 in The Day The Earth Stood Still?) has also signed up for a mutant role.

As we reported past year, the untitled series follows two ordinary parents who discover their kids have mutant powers.

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Nix will write and executive produce the new project, with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also serving as EPs. Her liveliness, however, has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic experience in her life. The character slowly returns to her "lively" and "exuberant" ways as she adjusts "to the new people and places that are suddenly 'home'".

Blink has actually made it onscreen before, played by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, in Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. After they are forced to flee from a hostile government, the family join an underground mutant network in order to survive. Chung has recently starred in Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham, where she played Valerie Vale.

You might remember Chung from her humble beginnings on MTV's Real World or her stint on Once Upon a Time as Mulan.

Prior to her casting as Blink, Chung has previously voiced Marvel characters like Aimi Yoshida in the 2011 video game, X-Men: Destiny, as well as the character Go-Go Tomago in Disney's Big Hero 6. It's certainly not "Since this happened in X-Men Apocalypse now all of these things are happening!", which I think is cool, but they already did that.

Matt Nix's X-Men series: Jamie Chung cast as Blink