New X-Men TV Show Will Link To Films

Four-time X-Men movie director Bryan Singer will helm the pilot.

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Update: In an interesting new development, it was confirmed today that Bryan Singer would direct the pilot episode for this new series. He previously directed X-Men and X2 and the most recent movies X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.

With FX's Legion premiering in just a few weeks, there's been a lot of talk of whether it will tie in with the X-Men movies or not, with most facts seemingly pointing towards the answer being no. The opposite can be said, however, for a new X-Men TV show which is set to head to FOX, according to Variety.

FOX are also throwing Bryan Singer in the mix, who has previously directed four X-Men movies, as an executive producer alongside Simon Kinberg, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, Lauren Shuler Donner and Matt Nix, who will also serve as a writer on the show.


On developing the show, FOX's David Madden previously had the following to say:

"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."

The plot centers on two parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Eventually, they end up on the run from the hostile Government, joining an underground network of mutants in order to remain hidden and survive.

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