Marvel 'X-Men' Series to Air on Fox

A new X-Men TV series is in the works at 20th Century Fox Television. Fox has given a pilot commitment to this Marvel show, being developed by Bryan Singer and Matt Nix.

The plot of this action-adventure project centers on two ordinary parents who make the shocking discovery that their kids possess mutant powers. With no choice but to flee from a hostile government, the family eventually takes up with an underground network of mutants and must fight just to survive.

The Project is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Nix, whose credits include Burn Notice, will be writing the pilot. He will also executive produce the series, along with Singer, Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil; Marvel's Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil; Marvel's Jessica Jones).

David Madden, Entertainment President at Fox Broadcasting Company, said, "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. 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."

It was previously announced that a Marvel show titled Hell Fire would air on the network, but plans for that program have been shelved. The new (so far untitled) series would be the first Marvel show on Fox, the home of popular DC comic book series Gotham and Lucifer.


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