Following the lacklustre reception of X-Men: Apocalypse last summer, the future of the X-Men franchise was thrown into question with rumours indicating that another soft reboot may be on the way. It was also looking like Bryan Singer would not be back after he started lining up several other projects including 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Bohemian Rhapsody. But wait… apparently he is not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Marvel Television and Fox are currently developing an X-Men spin-off series and after the pilot was picked up earlier this week, they have also announced that Singer will be helming. Hit the jump for more details.
According to Variety, Bryan Singer has signed on to direct an untitled X-Men TV pilot for 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel Television. Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Comedians) is writing and will executive produce along with Singer. The story will revolve around two parents who discover that their children are mutants and are eventually forced to go on the run from the government before meeting up with an underground resistance group.
There is already one X-Men-related TV series coming to FX next month called Legion. That show is created by Noah Hawley (Fargo) and stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier, although it is not expected to tie in with the movie franchise. Singer and Nix’s show is said to exist “in the same general universe” as the movies, whatever that means. Whether this show could potentially help influence the new direction of the movie franchise remains to be seen. Are you interested in an X-Men TV series and how would you like to see them handle it?