IGN’s Eric Goldman today got an update from FOX’s Gary Newman about the current status of their TV project set in the X-Men part of the Marvel Universe… and the news seems to be encouraging.
“We’re deep into development on that,” Newman told IGN. “We’re expecting a script shortly. The materials we’ve seen so far have been very, very promising.” So promising that we’ll get a pilot announcement soon? “Development across the board this year is a little slower than usual, so we’re not, unfortunately, ready to make an announcement about it,” he warned, “but we’re very encouraged.” Newman said that the network “would love” to shoot in the coming months for a 2017-2018 TV season launch and that they do think it’s possible.
The potential series, which hails from writer/executive producer Matt Nix, features a family who is in hiding from the government after discovering that their two children are mutants. From there, they discover an underground network of mutants.
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