The first major casting addition for the second season of Fox’s The Gifted has been announced. Empire‘s Grace Byers has joined the X-Men spinoff show as Reeva Payge, a.k.a The Black Queen. Check it out…
The Gifted has added its first season 2 series regular in the form of Empire‘s Grace Byers, and her character should be very familiar to long-time X-Men comic fans.
Byers will play Reeva Payge, also known as the Hellfire Club’s Black Queen. This small-screen take on the villain is described as:
“a smart, charming, authoritative, elegant, beautiful woman who is ruthless in her efforts to fight for her people. She leads an elite band of followers and has a soft spot for her new recruits, but is still capable of extreme violence in defence of her vision.”
Payge will align herself with Emma Dumont’s Polaris, Percy Hynes White’s Andy Strucker and the Frost sisters played by Skyler Samuels.
The Gifted returns for its second season this fall.