Bryan Singer to executive produce new X-Men TV show for Fox
There are already two TV shows in development based on the X-Men universe and now a third is on its way, with the director of the cinematic X-Men franchise Bryan Singer serving as executive producer alongside the show's creator and writer Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg. This will be a joint venture with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Variety have confirmed that Fox have ordered a pilot for the as of yet untitled series that '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'.
President for entertainment at Fox David Madden made the following statement.
"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." - Fox
While Fox will be airing mutant TV show Legion, which will be will be broadcast on Fox channels in 125 countries on the same day, this is the first direct venture with Marvel. The other X-Men-inspired TV series Hellfire featuring the villainous Hellfire Club appears to have stalled, with Variety suggesting it may have been dropped altogether. We'll confirm more on that show as we have it.