This week, FOX and Marvel officially announced their series order for a new X-Men TV series! Fox has done a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure series with Matt Nix writing the pilot script while serving as an Executive Producer.
The X-Men series is currently, known as the Untitled Fox Marvel Project and will reportedly 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 Madden. “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.”
Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television added,
“Working with Marvel on a television series for FOX has been a professional dream for our head of development, Michael Thorn, and all of us at the studio. Matt, Lauren, Bryan, Simon, Jeph and Jim are a powerhouse team of creative artists, and we can’t wait to get started on what will easily be one of this development season’s most exciting new projects.”
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television also commented,
“Marvel Television is thrilled to be co-producing with 20th Century Fox Television on our first project. Matt’s a huge fan of X-Men and his take on the X-Men universe, 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.”
The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production. The Untitled Fox Marvel Project is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are serving as Executive Producers.
There is no anticipated production date yet.