Twentieth Century Fox isn’t ready to let go of those X-Men film and television rights anytime soon.
Not only is FX set to debut Legion on Feb. 8, but now the Fox network has ordered a pilot from Fox 21 Television Studios that will bring the X-Men themselves, more or less, to television.
Matt Nix, best known for creating Burn Notice for USA Network, is developing the untitled project for both Fox and Marvel Television, according to Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva. In fact, Fox isn’t wasting any time already having started looking at potential actors who could star in the series.
The drama … focuses on two ordinary parents who discovery that 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 might not be enough tolerance for them.