X-Men Live-Action Television Show in the Works at Fox
Not to be outdone by Marvel and Warner Bros., which have both made waves in film and television alike, Fox is officially developing a live-action X-Men series to go along with their cinematic universe.
Development in still in the early stages, so we don't know very much yet, but we know that the show will be helmed by 24 producers Many Coto and Evan Katz, and the pilot script will be written by Star Trek 3 writing team Patrick McKay and JD Payne. They will all share a "created by" credit, which indicates that McKay and Payne may be on board as series writers if the show comes to fruition.
The show's development is more complicated than most, because although 20th Century Fox currently holds the rights to the comics characters, any live-action adaptation needs to be approved by Marvel.
"It's in negotiations. We're cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them," Fox entertainment chairman Gary Newman told TV Insider. As a result of these complications, Newman also confirmed that the show would not be on "the fast track creatively," but rather would air during the 2016-2017 television season.