FOX and Marvel are teaming up for a new action-adventure project featuring characters from the beloved X-Men franchise and Jamie Chung has been cast as one of the lead stars.
According to Marvel, the still unnamed TV series will be written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer. The main storyline will revolve around two parents who are forced to take their family on the run after discovering that their children have mutant powers. To survive, the family must team up with other mutants who are being persecuted and hunted down by the government.
The Korean American actress will play the energetic and witty mutant Blink, aka Clarice Fong. An established character from both the X-men comics and movie universe, Blink is gifted with the mutant abilities of teleportation.
Her character’s usually lively attitude will be challenged after the events in her life turn her world upside down. Part of her journey would be how she adjusts to the new people and places that will become her new family and home.
Chung’s new role will mark her crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe as she also has a recurring role as Valerie Vale on the Batman prequel series “Gotham”. The actress will be joining actor Blair Redford, who plays the character Sam, the strong-headed mutant leader of an underground network of super-powered beings.
In the 2014 film “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, the mutant blink was played by Chinese actress Fan BingBing.