BURN NOTICE creator to bring X-MEN to the small screen!
At long last, the rumors have been confirmed: The X-Men franchise is being developed for television and a pilot is on the way.
The yet-to-be-titled pilot is being developed by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and early drafts are reportedly being met with a lot of enthusiasm over at Fox Television.
According to Deadline, the new show…
..focuses 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. The show appears particularly timely, dealing with the plight of minorities in society where there may not be enough tolerance for them.
The casting process is underway, but no actors are officially attached.
This is the second major TV program from the franchise: Legion, based on Professor X’s ultra-powerful and unpredictable son David, premieres on FX on February 8, 2017.