Another Untitled 'X-Men' Series is Heading to TV

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 8:10PM
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 8:10PM
Another Untitled 'X-Men' Series is Heading to TV
There's already a lot of buzz surrounding Legion, the X-Men's first foray into live action television, and the show hasn't even premiered. But regardless of how the FX series turns out, it won't be the last time mutants are seen on TV.

Because a new, still-untitled X-Men TV show from Marvel has just received a pilot order from Fox, meaning there could soon be mutants headed to network TV. The series will be created by Matt Nix (who also created USA Network's Burn Notice) and according to Variety, it will be a family drama that revolves around a human couple with mutant children who go on the run to avoid persecution. They'll quickly end up aligning with a band of underground mutants, who sound an awful lot like the Morlocks from X-Men comics.

The series, unlike Legion, will take place within the same (and extremely convoluted) universe as the X-Men movies, which leaves it very open to possible cameos from movie characters, likely from recent films like X-Men: Apocalypse. Helping facilitate that could be Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg, the main producers of the X-Men films, who are signed on to co-produce the show alongside Nix, Lauren Shuler, and Marvel's Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb. 

The show seems like yet another sign that Marvel and Fox are starting to get along and work together when it comes to the X-Men, following a chilly relationship over the past several years. Marvel is co-producing Legion, Marvel Comics made special X-Men comic books to be used in Logan, and the company has been putting Deadpool into practically every comic they print. Maybe next we'll eventually get news that the X-Men will finally appear in an MCU movie, but we're not going to hold our breath.

Via: Comic Book Movie

Image: X-Men: Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox
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