FOX X-Men Series Gets First Cast Member in Blair Redford

EW brings word of the first official cast member for FOX’s upcoming X-Men TV series. Blair Redford (Satisfaction, Switched at Birth) is set to play the role Sam, who is described as “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”

The still untitled X-Men TV 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.”

Bryan Singer, having directed four of the X-Men films including the first and second films in the core series and the two most recent entries (X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse), is set to direct the pilot episode of the 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!

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