A new X-Men action adventure drama from Marvel Television, 20th Century Fox Television and Matt Nix has landed at Fox with a hefty put pilot commitment, TVWise has learned.
The as-yet untiled drama 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.
“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,” said David Madden, President of Entertainment for Fox. “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.”
Matt Nix, who created and executive produced all seven seasons of the Fox Television Studios produced USA Network series Burn Notice, is on-board to pen the script and will also serve as an executive producer. 20th Century Fox Television will co-produce with Marvel Television. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also executive produce.
“Marvel Television is thrilled to be co-producing with 20th Century Fox Television on our first project,” added Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “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.”
Additionally, TVWise has confirmed that fellow Marvel project Hellfire will not be going forward at Fox. The drama, which landed at the network back in October 2015, came from some heady auspices including 24 scribes Evan Katz and Manny Coto but it never got past the script stage, owing to a difference a “creative vision” between the producers and the network. Katz and Coto have already moved on to the new 24 spin-off 24: Legacy, which premieres on Fox later in the 2016-2017 season.