A FOX broadcast television series set in the world of the X-Men is getting even closer.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting today that FOX has given a formal order to a pilot for the X-Men-related TV project from executive producer and writer Matt Nix. The pilot will be in contention for a spot in the 2017-18 FOX schedule. Here’s how THR describes the project, which does not yet have a formal title:
The drama focuses 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.
Other executive producers for the project include Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg. The Marvel side is represented by Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
X-Men isn’t the only comic book property that is being developed for FOX this year; Black Lightning based on the DC Comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor von Eeden is also in development. That project hails from DCTV guru Greg Berlanti as well as Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
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