Given a put pilot commitment last summer, FOX is now officially moving ahead with its planned live-action “X-Men” series.
Whereas next month’s “Legion” on FX is separate from the previous films, this new “X-Men” series is expected to tie back into the old films and has “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix serving as showrunner.
The story will 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.
Bryan Singer, Jim Chory, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Lauren Shuler Donner will executive produce.