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FOX’s new X-Men TV series gets Pilot order

January 24th, 2017 by Marc Comments

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We reported less that two weeks ago that a new X-Men TV series was looking likely from the folks at FOX and tonight we have confirmation.

FOX are feeling confident enough in the script because they’ve ordered a pilot to be written and executive produced by Bunr Notice’s Matt Nix.

This is exciting news as FOX already have Legion due to begin in February (read our review here) and it looks like they are now attempting to build an X-Men TV universe ala Netflix’s Marvel shows or The CW’s DC ones.

As far as plot, what we know so far is this:

The pilot 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.

While Legion, from what we’ve seen (first three episodes), is more ‘real world’ than the X-Men movies, this show is expected to have a much more comic book feel and be closer to the tone of the movies.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….