It's official, the mutants are coming to television.
Fox has officially given a pilot order to the still untitled X-Men universe television project being produced by 20th TV and Marvel Television. Matt Nix will write and executive produce the pilot.
The pilot follows two human parents and their mutant child who are forced to go on the run from the government and end up joining an underground mutant network.
This will be the second live-action X-Men project coming to Fox's television network. Legion, from Fargo's Noah Hawley, will debut on FX on Feb. 8.
Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive produce the pilot.
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Matt Nix's X-Men project replaced Hellfire, a television show centered on the villainous Hellfire Club. Hellfire was announced alongside Legion but lagged behind in production. Hellfire was eventually abandoned by Marvel and Fox. The studios explained that the project felt too much like a movie to make the jump to a television series format.
Nix's X-Men television series is said to be more directly tied to the X-Men mythology than Legion, which used the character of David Haller as a jumping off point to create its own mini-universe and supporting cast.