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Fox is making an X-Men TV series with movie director Bryan Singer

Fox is making an X-Men TV series with movie director Bryan Singer

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Not one, but two X-Men TV shows are now in the works, with Variety reporting that 20th Century Fox with partner with Marvel for a series that will follow parents of mutant offspring. Longtime X-Men movie director Bryan Singer is reportedly on board for the still-unnamed project, which — if brought to full series from a pilot episode — would represent Marvel's mutant crew on the small screen alongside FX's Legion.

Details about the pilot deal are still scarce, but Variety says the 20th Century Fox show will be written by Matt Nix, and will feature a couple who join an underground band of mutants after discovering their children have superhuman powers. Singer, most recently the director of X-Men Apocalypse, will join in an executive producer role. The deal widens the pool of studios Marvel is working with on TV takes on its heroes, adding Fox to a list that includes Netflix, Freeform, FX, and ABC. This might be the first time that 20th Century Fox has collaborated with Marvel on a TV show, but not the first time the studio has worked with a comic creator to make a full series — it partnered with DC Comics for both Lucifer and Gotham.