Fox Studios and Marvel recently announced to co-produce a "X-Men" TV series after Fox made a pilot commitment for a new action-adventure series based on Marvel comic books' characters. Matt Nix of "Burn Notice" fame will write the script and will also serve as the executive producer.
As reported by ComingSoon.net, the series will tell the story of a couple who discovers that their children have "supernatural" powers. After being chased by a hostile government, the family comes across a mutant network that lives in the undergrounds and fight to survive the outside world.
David Madden, president at Fox Entertainment, said: "Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the networkâ€“and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe. There's comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series."
"Working with Marvel on a television series for Fox has been a professional dream for our head of development, Michael Thorn, and all of us at the studio. Matt, Lauren, Bryan, Simon, Jeph and Jim are a powerhouse team of creative artists, and we can't wait to get started on what will easily be one of this development season's most exciting new projects," Jonathan Davis, president of Creative Affairs at the studio, said.
Jeph Loeb, executive producer and head of Marvel Television, also supported the initiative, saying: "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."
Co-produced by Fox and Marvel Television, the series might move forward to become a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), something that the fans have been speculating for a long time. However, no such official news has been confirmed by either of the studios.
Coming Soon has stated that previously, a series on another Marvel comic book character, Hellfire, was also announced, however, Variety has reported that the series is no longer under development.