Fox Orders Pilot For a New Live-Action X-MEN TV Series From Marvel Television
As FX gears up for their new X-Men-adjacent series Legion, their parent network, Fox, is bringing another X-Men show to a larger audience. Variety reports that the network has made a put pilot commitment for what's being described as "a new X-Men action adventure series," which will be executive produced by Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
This show is the brainchild of writer Matt Nix, who will also serve as an executive producer. The story follows "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."
Fox and Marvel have been negotiating about an X-Men show for a long time, so I'm glad they finally reached an agreement.
“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 David Madden, president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”
This will be the first collaboration between Marvel TV and Fox, and means that the network with become a home to both Marvel and DC Comics shows with Gotham and Lucifer on the DC side of things. I imagine we'll find out more about this series at Comic-Con, so stay tuned until then.