A new action-adventure drama project based on Marvel’s “X-Men” is officially in the works for the small screen. Deadline.com reports that Fox handed out its first drama pilot order of the season to the project, which comes from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix, 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television.
“The project, which is untitled, had been a standout,” Deadline notes. “Early versions of the script by Nix had been received enthusiastically at Fox and the producing studios, with a formal pilot green light contingent upon delivery of the final draft. Exploratory casting already had begun, with the process expected to ramp up now that there is an official pilot order.”
The project previously had a put pilot commitment.
Deadline notes that the show “focuses on two ordinary parents who discover that 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.”