LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) — Fox and Marvel are teaming up for a new “X-Men” television series pilot.
According to Variety, the currently in development project from “Burn Notice” writer and creator Matt Nix will focus on two ordinary parents who are on the run from the government after it’s discovered their children has mutant powers. Once they join up with an underground mutant resistance, they begin to fight back in order to survive.
The untitled series will be co-produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television with “X-Men” film helmers Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg set to executive produce alongside Lauren Shuler, Jim Chory and Marvel head of television Jeph Loeb.
“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 at Fox in an official statement. “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.”
“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,” added Loeb.
The pilot is the latest television undertaking for Marvel which currently produces “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC and Netflix’s catalogue of comic book dramas including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” and upcoming shows “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders.”