Fox Officially Orders New X-MEN Series From Bryan Singer
Earlier this month we learned there was a new X-Men series coming and that it would take place in the X-Men cinematic universe. Well, Fox has officially ordered the pilot for the series from producer Bryan Singer, and they've hired Matt Nix (Burn Notice) to write and produce it.
According to Variety, the pilot "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."
This is the second X-Men TV project to be picked up by Fox. The first one is the upcoming series Legion, which looks fantastic! These series are a co-production between Marvel TV and FX Productions.
It's pretty cool that Fox is finally venturing into the TV world with the X-Men franchise and I'm excited to see how this next project comes together. It's going to be different from Legion, though, because Legion kind of stands on its own. Legion creator Noah Hawley recently talked about the series and said:
“With the X-Men comics, there are a lot of alt universes, so that has allowed me some leeway. And obviously it’s a sort of origin story for David, but none of the other characters that I’ve surrounded him with are from the comics. It’s sort of an invented world.”
The new X-men series will be produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.