X-Men Spin-Off TV Show Gets Pilot Order
It’s pretty ‘X-citing’ the X-Men TV series is actually happening! A pilot’s already been ordered for the show; it will focus on young mutants on the run with their parents to evade government agents.
Reportedly, the series has been in development for a while now, as head writer Matt Nix has spoken about his plans for it as of lately, over the past few weeks. According to Variety, Marvel TV and Fox are currently moving forward with an official pilot.
At the TCAs winter press tour, Nix declared the new show would connect to the X-Men movie universe: “A fan of the movies but also the comics would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology,” he explained. “If you look at the movies, which take place from–they started in 2003 to now–they don’t all line up perfectly. I’m not slavishly fitting them into a particular slot.
“But at the same time, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to the movies. It exists in the same general universe.”
Nix also said fans should expect to see familiar X-Men faces in there. “There are a certain amount of [familiar] characters that I can use and am using and then other characters I’m inventing,” he announced. “But everything is invented with a nod toward the existing mythology.”
One familiar ‘gang’ the Marvel enthusiasts should expect are Sentinels. Last week, Lauren Shuler Donner, X-Men franchise producer, affirmed that while Sentinels would be part of the series, they won’t be particularly the giant robots familiar to X-Men fans. “Matt’s show is part of the [X-Men] world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated, and there are Sentinels–though very different from what we’ve seen before,” she added.
Nonetheless, the newly-implemented show isn’t Fox’s first attempt at an X-Men TV series. Two years ago, in 2015, the network was reportedly developing a show called Hellfire, which was eventually left in limbo. Next month, comic book enthusiasts – rejoice! The other surprise in store for you is FX’s show “Legion,” an X-Men related series.