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CBTVB: Fox’s Announces New X-Men Series for Pilot, but Hellfire is Dead

By Muuka Muyumba

Fox TV has made “…a put pilot commitment” for a new “X-Men” action-adventure series, hailing from writer Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. The series is said to focus 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. Fox TV and Marvel Television will co-produce the series with 20th handling physical production. Nix will serve as exec producer with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, plus Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

Fox had a Hellfire club drama in the works, but has apparently opted for a more procedural (and cheaper)-sounding version of the series. The announcement also appears to be a furthering of the collaboration between Fox TV, Singer, and Marvel’s Loeb. Legion in currently in the works at FX cable network with Emmy-winner Noah Hawley writing and directing.

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“Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network — and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe,” said David Madden, president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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,” commented Jonathan Davis, president, creative affairs, 20th Century Fox Television. “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.”

Loeb, Marvel’s head of television, added: “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 ‘X-Men,’ 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 word on when the series if likely to hit the primetime schedule.

Source: Variety