According to Variety, Fox has put a lid on on the Hellfire television series, but it isn’t done with plans to create a X-Men series for the network.
“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.”
So what is the series about? Again, according to Variety, the untitled series will focus on a husband and wife who go on the run with their children when they discover they possess mutant powers.
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of television, said, “Marvel Television is thrilled to be co-producing with 20th Century Fox Television on our first project. Matt’s a huge fan of ‘X-Men’ and his take on ‘X-Men,’ with its rich characters and high-stakes adventure, is exactly the show we want on Fox. It’s a great team of creative producers who will be making something entirely unique.”
Michael Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, and Simon Kinberg will serve as executive producers.
We’ll find out more as the series moves into production, but it looks like Fox is firmly committed to giving this project a pilot.