Let it be known that it all started here, as Marvel and Fox have seen eye to eye enough when it comes to the X-Men characters that we’ll be seeing a series co-produced by the two studios in the near future.
The series is to be written by the creator of Burn Notice Matt Nix, and has a “put pilot commitment” attached to it, which means whatever happens Fox have to air the pilot or face a massive backlash in the form of a fine.
Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are serving as executive producers on the project.
Variety are reporting that the series will follow “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.”
Jeph Loeb said “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.”
No air date is yet scheduled, but it will take the place of the previously announced Hellfire series. As of the time of writing this the Legion series is still in the works.