Stephen Moyer, star of the HBO series True Blood, is set to star in the upcoming Marvel X-Men pilot for FOX, according to THR. Moyer has also appeared in the series The Bastard Executioner and The Sound of Music Live! as Captain Von Trapp. The show 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.
The project from writer Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) is as yet untitled. Moyer will reportedly play Reed, “an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.” Also cast in the show so far are Jamie Chung (Big Hero 6, Gotham) who plays the mutant Blink, and Blair Redford (The Day the Earth Stood Still).
“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,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said back in July when the show was announced. “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.”
Moyer will next be seen in the limited series Shots Fired. Are you guys excited for the new X-Men series? Which characters do you want to see? What do you think of Stephen Moyer being cast in the show? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet!