Variety exclusively reports that a potential X-Men series from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer has landed a pilot commitment at the FOX network.
The project will be moving forward without a title as of yet, which 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.
The President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, David Madden said:
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.
President of Creative Affairs at 20th Century Fox Television, Jonathan Davis said:
Working with Marvel on a television series for Fox has been a professional dream for our head of development, Michael Thorn, and all of us at the studio. Matt, Lauren, Bryan, Simon, Jeph and Jim are a powerhouse team of creative artists, and we can’t wait to get started on what will easily be one of this development season’s most exciting new projects.
Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb said:
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.
20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television will co-produce the series, with Matt Nix will serving as Executive Producer with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, plus Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The Variety report also states that while Fox picked up a Hellfire series from Marvel for development earlier in the year, they have learned now that the project is no longer moving forward.
This will mark the first Marvel series to launch on the FOX network if all goes well.