Stars from FOX's new series 'The Gifted' join Good Day Atlanta

The stars from FOX's new series "The Gifted" joined Good Day Atlanta to talk about the new show and creating a series based in a Marvel universe.

Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker were on Good Day Atlanta Friday morning. The show is set in the “X-Men” universe, and the family adventure series tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers.

FOX screening: 'The Gifted' and 'Ghosted'

Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive in the all-new “eXposed” series premiere episode of "The Gifted" airing Monday, Oct. 2 (9:00-10:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GIF-101) (TV-PG D, L, V).

Stephen Moyer is best known for his role as vampire “Bill Compton” in the hit cable series “True Blood.”

Moyer recently starred in FOX’s “Shots Fired” and National Geographic’s “Killing Jesus.” He also played “Captain Von Trapp” in the live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” had a co-starring role in the cable drama “The Bastard Executioner” and was featured in the cable miniseries “The Starter Wife.”

Earlier this year, Moyer wrapped production on his feature film directorial debut, “The Parting Glass,” written by Denis O’Hare. As an actor, his film credits include “Concussion,” “Devil’s Knot,” “The Barrens,” “The Double,” “Priest,” “88 Minutes,” “Undiscovered,” “Quills” and “Prince Valiant.”

He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Amy Acker is best known for her starring roles on “Angel” and “Person of Interest.”

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Acker began her career appearing in episodes of the popular series “Wishbone.” She has guest-starred on a number of TV series, including “Suits,” “Con Man,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” “Husbands,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Grimm,” “Warehouse 13,” “The Good Wife,” “Private Practice,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Ghost Whisperer.” She has recurred on “Justice League,” “Dollhouse” and “Happy Town” and has played a wide range of roles in TV movies, including “A Novel Romance” and “Dear Santa,” directed by Jason Priestly.

On the big screen, Acker starred in “The Cabin In The Woods” and appeared in “Catch Me If You Can.” She also has appeared in several independent features, including “The Energy Specialist,” “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,” “21 and a Wake Up” and “The Novice.”

For her work on “Angel,” Acker received four Saturn Award nominations and won Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series in 2004.

She resides in Los Angeles with her family.