It looks as if the much-touted ‘X-Men‘ tv series is moving forward with plans to shoot a pilot episode this spring…
It’s been discussed for a while but Fox finally confirmed today that they are moving forward with plans for an X-Men television series by ordering a pilot Early versions of the script have been produced by Matt Nix, the man who created the Burn Notice series.
Though the project doesn’t have a full official title as yet, we do know that it will be set in a slightly-different contemporary setting where the government is hostile to mutants and has invoked tough new laws targeting them. It will focus on a family who discover that their two children are mutants and are forced to go on the run rather than surrendering them. They become involved with the ‘mutant underground’ which is trying to help those in the most need. It’s felt that the problems minorities face in the real-world makes this a show that could play on many levels.
It looks like it probably will not be set FIRMLY in any of the established timelines seen in the X-Men movies, the Logan film or the upcoming Legion, to be screened on FX next month, though it’s getting somewhat difficult to tell at the best of times.
Industry site Deadline reports that the early Nix scripts were popular with the 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television executives and he’s currently working on a final draft. Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, no strangers to the X-franchise, will also be on board as executive producers.