Fox’s corner of the Marvel Universe (namely “everything X-Men related”) has been fairly successful in the theaters, and they want to see that success expand to the small screen too. While FX’s Legion television series is moving forward, it’s not set in the same reality as the film franchise. The Hellfire series that had previously been in development at Fox is apparently dead in the water as well.
So the network is going to try all over again.
Fox has now officially committed to put pilot for a new as-of-yet untitled X-Men related TV series. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Matt Nix, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are all executive producing, and Marvel summarized the series pretty simply:
The Untitled Fox Marvel Project 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.
No further details are available, but it sounds pretty interesting. With a put pilot commitment, it also means that even if the show doesn’t get picked up for series we’ll still get to see the first episode.
We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops.