It looks as if there is yet another new X-Men-driven TV show on the way, as FOX has ordered a pilot commitment for a new series based around Professor X’s beloved mutants.
We already know that FX is currently in production on Legion, the show based on Charles Xavier’s troubled son, David Haller, and it was previously reported that FOX was developing the villain-centric Hellfire show based around the Hellfire Club stable. As part of this news of the FOX network working on a new X-Men series, it’s been added that Hellfire is no longer moving forward.
This currently untitled new X-Men-based show is to focus on two regular parents who find out that their children have mutant abilities. The family are forced to go on the run from the government, in turn joining an underground movement of mutants who have to fight against the odds just to survive.
FOX and Marvel Television will be developing the show, with Burn Notice’s Matt Nix confirmed to pen the pilot and serve as executive producer.
David Madden, President of FOX, said, “Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network – and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe. There’s comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.”
Marvel’s Jeph Loeb added, “Marvel Television is thrilled to be co-producing with 20th Century Fox Television on our first project. Matt’s a huge fan of X-Men and his take on the X-Men universe, with its rich characters and high stakes adventure, is exactly the show we want on FOX. It’s a great team of creative producers who will be making something entirely unique.”
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