20th Century Fox television is doing everything in its power to continue the run of X-Men content. This time bringing the superheroes to the small screen. The yet-to-be-titled show will have Matt Nix from Burn Notice as a writer and executive producer. While also bringing on board the likes of original director Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory as fellow executives.
Now 47-year old Englishman Stephen Moyer has been secured as one of the key cast members. Linking up with Jamie Chung, Blair Redford and Sean Teale. Moyer made his name in HBO's True Blood, but this time he will be taking on the part of Reed Richards.
His character is describes as, "an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA's office with his responsibilities to his family."
Fox: We Have Wanted This For A Long Time
Fox Broadcasting Company President David Madden offered a public statement on the studio's decision to execute a television X-Men show. Arguing that they have earmarked a superhero property in this format for a few years.
“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,” said Madden. “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.”
Jeph Loeb was equally thrilled to be developing the project. Hoping to bring the talented crew behind-the-scenes together to create something that will deliver on the brand.
“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 the X-Men universe, 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.”
Wrapping Recap Through Rap
Thanks to the team at The Warp Zone, you can catch up on the complex and intricate X-Men timeline in no less than 2 minutes! The new video gives an indication of the peaks and troughs of all the characters spanning 9 movies. Overlapping into 3 major time periods that jump back and forth.
With Logan the furthest forward of the lot in 2029, it is useful to have this refresher to see just how developed the superheroes have become from the start of their journey. As for the television series, that could be set anywhere between the 1800s to the 2100s. You're guess is as good as ours!