Fox have signed up Bryan Singer to direct the pilot for their untitled X-Men TV series.
From 20th Century TV and Marvel Television, the show will centre on two ordinary parents who discover their children are mutants and are then forced to go on the run to protect them. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) is writing the pilot and will also serve as executive producer with Singer.
Marvel TV has been busy of late; this is the second X-Men show on their slate after Noah Hawley’s Legion, which premieres on FX next month.
The show is expected to tie more closely with the wider X-Men universe than Legion but showrunner Hawley has talked about his desire to have Legion feature other more high profile characters.
Bryan Singer, a long time staple of the X-Men movie franchise, has had his ups and downs with the series but his presence behind the camera – at least initially – will bring comfort to fans that the show is in passionate hands.