FOX plans X-Men TV show


FOX has confirmed that they are developing a TV series set in the X-Men universe, TV initiate reports.

Fox Entertainment co-chair Gary Newman is believed to be their source, saying negotiations with Marvel, which is to approve the project, have slowed the process.

“It’s in negotiations,” Newman said. “We’re cautiously optimistic, we’ve had a good meeting with them. It won’t be on a fast track creatively. It’s just the deal, now we have to find the creative.”

For this reason, they focus on contracts rather than concept and so there is no creative team or even a specific idea behind it yet, although TV Insider claims there are rumors of a X factor adaptation.

Back to the time Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was in development, Cougar Town and Enlisted Showrunner Kevin Biegel had said on Twitter that he would like to develop a series based on Madrox, the Marvel miniseries that launched a X factor to restart.

“Someone calls Netflix now and tells them we’re going to do this show as a Simon and simon / Magnum PI– hour-long procedural style fun, “he said in an interview with last year.” I mean, they’d hang up on us… but come on! “

Due to negotiations and the required development time, Newman told TV Insider that he doesn’t think a show will be ready until the 2016-2017 TV season.

With the Marvel and DC properties constantly airing on TV, it might come as a surprise that a network as young as FOX only has Gotham, with a police procedural feel that feels a bit more CBS than their average series.

The fact that their parent company, 20th Century Fox, controls the rights to the X-Men, has not escaped everyone’s notice, however, and something like this has been talked about for months.


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