As we mentioned in an earlier Anglo post, there are two X-Men TV series coming out. FX’s Legion, starring Dan Stevens, has already been announced, and we’ve been tracking its progress with a first look, plus some sneak peeks.
But, what about the other one?
The second series, set for Fox, is getting some motion. We don’t mean to call it “second” or “the other” X-Men series, as if it’s in some way lesser… but, well, there’s really no other way to go about it, because we don’t know the name yet. It was originally entitled Hellfire, but that name appears to have been scrapped.
While they are both tied to the Marvel Comics, the other one (ah, there we go again) is directly related to the films, according to ComingSoon.net.
The story revolves around two ordinary parents who go on the run after discovering their children have mutant powers. But, they aren’t alone in their struggles. The family has a support system in the form of an underground network of mutants.
For the most part, we like to go with the adage, “No news is good news.” But in entertainment news, that might not be the case. If things are too quiet, and there’s a lack of updates, there may be a problem. In this case, if there was a problem unbeknownst to us, it’s since been fixed!
So, the news is: This really is actually happening now (even though we thought this really was actually happening as of last summer).
Bryan Singer, who has directed four of the X-Men films, is on deck as executive producer for both series, while Matt Nix (Burn Notice) will write the Fox show.
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