New X-Men series plot details emerge as FOX orders a pilot
Set for a put pilot commitment last summer, FOX is moving ahead with its planned live-action X-Men series. Unlike the upcoming FX series Legion, this X-Men series is expected to tie into the big-screen X-Men films with four time X-movies director Bryan Singer set to executive produce alongside Jim Chory, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Lauren Shuler Donner. Matt Nix (Burn Notice, FOX’s upcoming APB) is writing and will also serve as EP.
The still untitled X-Men series will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.
“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,” said FOX’s David Madden of the show last year. “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.”
What X-Men characters would you like to see appear on this new X-Men series? Is there anyone from the films who you would you like to see reprise their roles? Share your thoughts in the comments below!