Coming from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory exec producing, it’s about a family who find themselves on the run from a hostile government, when the parents discover their kids have mutant powers. The only way to save themselves it by joining an underground network of mutants and fight to survive.
“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,” comments David Madden, Fox’s President of Entertainment. “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’s Head of Television (and comic book genius) Jeph Loeb adds “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.”
This isn’t the first time Fox have tried to bring mutants to the small screen on the main network in the US. They commissioned Hellfire, a pilot based around the ‘Hellfire Club’ from 24’s Evan Katz and Manny Coto, however that is no longer moving forward.
The new show is only at the pilot stage, and does not yet have a title, but we will be keeping a close eye on it for further information.