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'X-Men: Apocalypse' director Bryan Singer. (Photo: Getty Images)

The X-Men certainly can’t complain of a lack of coverage: as well as the original comics, so far they’ve featured in video games, seven feature-length movies, and two spin-offs, and now it seems another show on the small screen.

“Another” because today’s news that Fox have ordered a pilot of a new, as-yet-untitled X-Men series follows hot on the heels of last month’s announcement that FX had given the green light to Legion, a series about the Marvel mutants starring one Dan Stevens.

According to Variety, the new show will focus on two ordinary parents who are forced to go on the run from the government when they discover their children possess mutant powers. Sort of like X-Men crossed with E.T., except unlike E.T. the family joins up with an underground network of mutants in a bid to survive.

Now there’s a thought, Elliott. None of that “phone home” business.

Longtime X-Men movie director Bryan Singer is reportedly on board in an executive-producer role, while Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Good Guys) will write it. Just a pilot has been ordered so far, but the ingredients all look promising, and with DC shows like Lucifer and Gotham already proving to be a hit, Fox are clearly after more of that comic book magic.

We just want to know who those mutants’ agent is.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.