Fox Gets Close to Ordering Pilot for X-Men TV Series
The X-Men universe is about to expand as Fox is inching closer to ordering a pilot for their TV series based on the X-Men franchise. Developed by Matt Nix, some details have surfaced for the potential new series dealing with the plot, as it will be more of a family drama.
Deadline first reported that Fox and Marvel are closing in on a pilot order for the new X-Men series. Showing some confidence on the show, a casting call is taking place while some specific characters are being kept on the down low. So far, the site revealed that the 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.” So far, the plot doesn’t seem to catch our eye but we haven’t seen the show yet so we are keeping our eyes open on this.
Fox’s family dramas are known to be a bit broad and the plot for this show doesn’t sound like it’s from X-Men. The fact that mutants are being used on the show indicates that the X-Men would have to factor in on this show. Otherwise, this would be your typical sci-fi fare if this weren’t handled correctly.
The family and the network of mutants sound a lot like the Morlocks from the comics. This group was depicted as an underground society living in the sewers of New York City. They were a bunch of misfits who couldn’t blend in with humanity so they had to go into hiding. Living in fear and anger, these mutants would commit acts like theft and other criminal activities to oppress against human society. The Morlocks were shown on the X-Men animated shows as well as the film X-Men: The Last Stand under the name The Omegas.
We won’t know if this is the group they could be referring to until we see what the show will be. What do you guys think?
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