A second X-Men TV series ordered
A new X-Men TV series is on the way.
The show, which is to be overseen by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, with X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer and producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, all acting as executive producers.
According to Variety, the as yet untitled series will focus 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. There are no currently no stars attached to the new project.
This new series joins Legion, another series inspired by the X-Men comics, which is due to premiere in early 2017 and will star The Guest leading man Dan Stevens and Parks and Recreation favourite Aubrey Plaza.
Legion will be adapted from the Marvel comic character first introduced in New Mutants in 1985 and focuses on Stevens' David Haller, a man with a troubled past and a history of visions that have been interpreted as mental illness, but, as it soon becomes apparent, these visions might be more real than people think.
It has been written and produced by Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley with Singer, Shuler Donner and Kinberg once again on executive producer duty.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released on DVD later this year and is available to pre-order on a variety of formats, including a Blu-Ray steelbook exclusive to hmv, on the right-hand side of the page.