Fox’s upcoming X-Men TV series has added another cast member to the show as Jermaine Rivers (MacGyver) is set to play mutant Shatter.
Shatter was created by Geoff Johns and first appeared in Morlocks #1 (2002), he possesses the ability to crystalize liquids into solids and also has crystal-like skin. He has a cracked depression on the side of his head from a failed suicide attempt following the manifestation of his mutant powers when he was a teenager. Shatter became a part of the Chicago Morlocks; a group of underground mutants who live in the sewers to escape Sentinel persecution.
Rivers announced the casting over on his Instagram feed, check out the post below!
Well the cat is officially out the bag… #EzRepost @xmenfranchise with @ezrepostapp NEWS: Imdb has confirmed that Jermaine Rivers will play morlock Shatter in The Gifted. First trailer already showed a glimpse of his look, in one shot of the mutant underground network of Thunderbird, so if you missed it, take a look again! So now that its official… Welcome to the X-Men family, @jermaineriversofficial!! 😁 Link of the news: http://m.imdb.com/tv/tv-casting-updates/ls064760465/mediaviewer/rm1735015936 #TheGifted #JermaineRivers #Shatter #Morlocks #Mutant #Underground #XMen #TvShow #Fox #Marvel #Comics #actorslife #grind #hustle #work
Action-adventure family drama THE GIFTED, from Marvel, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
The Gifted premieres on Fox October 2nd at 9 pm.