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X-MEN: Pilot Ordered For TV Series [FOX]

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FOX places a pilot order for a new X-Men TV series. The network plans to cooperate with Marvel on the planned action-adventure program from executive producer Matt Nix.

Nix, who previously worked on Burn Notice and the network’s upcoming APB, will also pen the script for the proposed pilot. Joining him on the show’s production crew are X-Men franchise alums Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, and Simon Kinberg, with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also serving as executive producers:

The Untitled Fox Marvel Project 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. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.

“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,” said Madden. “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.”

“Working with Marvel on a television series for FOX has been a professional dream for our head of development, Michael Thorn, and all of us at the studio,” added Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television. “Matt, Lauren, Bryan, Simon, Jeph and Jim are a powerhouse team of creative artists, and we can’t wait to get started on what will easily be one of this development season’s most exciting new projects.”

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