The rumors have come true, the X-Men are going to primetime!
Fox has been trying for a while to get the X-Men on television and the upcoming FX series Legion appeared to be a stepping stone towards that goal, but persistence has paid off for the studio and they have got their wish.
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix is writing the pilot that “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.”
Joining Nix to produce the show will be Laura Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Bryan Singer, who in addition to producing will direct the pilot as well. Who else to see Marvel’s mutants off to television than the man who brought them to film?
We will now have two X-Men series produced by Fox, but don’t expect any immediate connections between the two. Legion on FX will be openly disconnected from this new show as confirmed by Legion showrunner Noah Hawley who also commented that the X-Men show on Fox is expected to tie-in more closely to what has been established by the films.
Marvel is involved in producing both shows and this news no doubt stokes the flames of rumors that 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios are going to coming together and letting the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and all characters they own come over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Who really knows.
What do you think of the news? Are you excited for the new series? Which characters do you want to pop up? Let us know in the comments below!