Byers – a charter member of Fox’s Empire cast whose character was recently killed off – will stay with the network to play a character called Reeva, a lead member of Polaris’s offshoot group of more militant mutants, which also consist of the Frost Sisters (Skyler Samuels). Reeva is being described as “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 defense of her vision.”
Skyler Samuels was recently confirmed to return next season as Esme, Phoebe, and Sophie Frost, but this time as a series regular.
The Gifted Season 2 will premiere in fall 2018. It has been moved from Monday night to Tuesday night on the Fox schedule. It will fill the Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET time slot.