The untitled FOX-Pilot is officially picked up.
Fans rejoice! After a pilot commitment last summer, Fox is officially moving ahead with the live-action X-Men series according to Deadline, Unlike many of the recent Marvel shows, the show will properly tie in with the big-screen X-Men franchise. Bryan Singer, the four-time franchise director is set to executive produce and direct the pilot episode.
The currently untitled show will be written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and focus on two parents discovering their children possess mutant powers. The family is forced to go on the run from a hostile government and joins an underground network of mutants. Chaos ensues. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel.
After Netflix has nabbed most of the Marvel properties as of late, FOX is pleased to finally have a hand in the 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,” says spokesman David Madden.
A release date has not yet been announced but we will follow up and keep you up to date.