24 Producers Plan “X-Men” TV Series

FOX entertainment chairmen Gary Newman has confirmed rumors from last year that the TV network is in talks to bring the “X-Men” franchise to TV in some way.

Newman tells TV Insider: “It’s in negotiations. We’re cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative.”

Newman adds that he doesn’t think the series will be ready to air before the 2016-2017 TV season, but THR says that “24” producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto are in preliminary conversations develop the series which would be live-action.

Katz and Coto would serve as show runners while scribes Patrick McKay and JD Payne will reportedly pen the pilot episode.