David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company FOX announced today that they have made a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure series! The series has some serious Marvel talent on board and will be Executive Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Fantastic Four”) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones). Matt Nix (FOX’s upcoming APB, “Burn Notice”) has been tapped to write the script as well as to serve as an Executive Producer.
The as of yet Untitled Fox-Marvel project is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, and 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. The series will be produced by 20thCentury Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production. No casting information is available at this time.
Everyone involved in the joint venture is pumped and David Madden of Fox had this to say:
Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network – and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe. There’s comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.
While Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television adds:
Working with Marvel on a television series for FOX has been a professional dream for our head of development, Michael Thorn, and all of us at the studio. Matt, Lauren, Bryan, Simon, Jeph and Jim are a powerhouse team of creative artists, and we can’t wait to get started on what will easily be one of this development season’s most exciting new projects.
And Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Head of Marvel Television says:
Marvel Television is thrilled to be co-producing with 20th Century Fox Television on our first project. Matt’s a huge fan of ‘X-Men’ and his take on ‘X-Men,’ with its rich characters and high-stakes adventure, is exactly the show we want on FOX. It’s a great team of creative producers who will be making something entirely unique.
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