What’s going on with the X-Men? Fox has ordered a new series from Bryan Singer and company set in the X-Men universe.

Before you get too excited about seeing Professor X, Wolverine, or even Cyclops on the small screen, Variety reports that the series is set to focus on a family on the run.

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.

For now, the unnamed series is only getting a pilot, so there is no guarantee a series will happen. That being said, with the positive buzz that is emerging regarding the upcoming Legion series (debuting Feb. 8), it might be easier for a new series to materialize.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are also on board to executive produce the Fox pilot.

via Variety


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1 Comment

  1. So this is back on again? I remember this very premise being talked about, but then FOX shelved it (I’m not sure if it was in favor of making “Legion” or if the timing was just coincidental) before any major production started.

    Even if it only ends up making a TV movie pilot and not getting picked up for a full series, it could be interesting. I’m mostly curious who, if any, characters from the comics will pop up. There is a pretty vast library of Marvel mutants, so I would be surprised if they just create all new characters for the show.

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