Burn Notice creator Matt Nix developing live action X-Men TV show for FOX
Since we reported about two new X-Men themed superhero shows being developed by Marvel and FOX last October – Hellfire and Legion – change has been stirring in the world of live action comics TV shows. Hellfire has sadly gone the way of the dodo, as showrunners Evan Katz and Manny Coto have since dropped the project to work on 24: Legacy, and Legion appears to be well on its way, with a stellar cast acquired and a UK broadcaster set. But before you go panicking about not having enough X-Men on your TV, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a bright new project in the works to fill that Hellfire-sized hole.
FOX has reportedly given a put pilot commitment to a new, as yet untitled superhero series, which will be developed by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, and is said to follow “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”, the early synopsis continues.
Matt Nix will executive produce alongside cinematic X-Men producers Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Schuler Donner, alongside Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
David Madden, President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, has said of the upcoming show:
“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. 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”.
Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb adds: “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”.