Early last year came word that two X-Men related TV series were in development – “Legion” which has since gone on to a series debuting shortly, and one based around the Hellfire Club on FOX.
During the Summer, it was confirmed the Hellfire project was no more and “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix had come up with an alternate series idea that the FOX network jumped on with a put pilot commitment.
Since then, very little has been said until today when FOX Chairman Gary Newman spoke with IGN at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour and gave a positive update on the series:
“We’re deep into development on that. We’re expecting a script shortly. The materials we’ve seen so far have been very, very promising. Development across the board this year is a little slower than usual, so we’re not, unfortunately, ready to make an announcement about it, but we’re very encouraged.”
Newman also seemed very optimistic about production being able to start soon enough that the show will be able to make it into the next TV season towards year’s end: “We would love to do that and think it’s possible.”
The series 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.
Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jim Chory an Jeph Loeb will all serve as executive producers on the project.