In addition to executive producing, Bryan Singer has been tapped to direct the pilot episode for this series.
We’re still knee-deep in the live-action superhero renaissance, with several top-tier movies coming out each year from both Marvel and DC, and a number of successful TV shows set in both universes currently on the air.
Now FOX has ordered a pilot for a still-untilted “X-Men” television series that will tie in with director/producer Bryan Singer’s long-established X-Men movie continuity. The concept was actually unveiled last summer when FOX committed to a “push pilot” deal, which basically meant the studio would see stiff financial penalties if it didn’t follow through on making the pilot. But now details are emerging for the first time about what the plot of said pilot will be.
Apparently the series is intended to focus on a family who discovers their children are mutants and are then forced to go underground as they flee from an unwelcoming American government. They then discover and team up with a clandestine network of mutants who band together to survive as a group.
The new series, which does not have an announced target air date, will be executive produced by Bryan Singer and overseen by a selection of talented writers with a long collective history in the comics and TV worlds. It’s also important to note that it’s not to be confused with “Legion”, another X-Men spinoff, which is set to premiere in February on FX.