Comic book properties continue to be popular among Hollywood creatives, and they don’t appear to be losing ground in bringing them to the big and small screens. With much to explore, the expansion into the TV market continues to grow. Per Variety:
Fox is entering the Marvel universe. The network has made a put pilot commitment for a new “X-Men” action-adventure series, hailing from writer Matt Nix, Variety has learned exclusively. The untitled series 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. 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television will co-produce the series with 20th handling physical production. Nix will serve as exec producer with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, plus Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
X-Men based shows aren’t new to the TV landscape, with FOX’s Generation X TV Movie (1996), and Mutant X (2001-2004). Hopefully, this iteration will prove to be more successful.