Bryan Singer Talks About The X-MEN TV Show
A new X-Men television series is on the way. Bryan Singer, who will helm the pilot, revealed a few small details about the project and teased what audiences can expect.
The untitled project from Matt Nix will center around two ordinary parents who discover that their children have mutant abilities, forcing the family to go on the run from the government and join up with an underground mutant network to survive.
During a recent interview with Mashable, Singer shared his thoughts on bringing the franchise to television and how it differs from his work on the movies:
“Marvel Studios, they do their own films, then Fox Studios, we sort of do them separately when I make the X-Men films. Marvel Television is different. Their TV division works more closely with Fox. I’m actually directing one for Fox network, an X-Men related television show, which we started prepping today. Their television people work with us. It’s nice because we get backstory, we get information. I can’t read every comic book. So I want as much input as possible.”
Bryan Singer was once an executive producer for House M.D., which was one of the most watched shows in the world by the end of its eight-season run. Bryan Singer hopes to emulate that success with both new X-Men shows:
“I’ve had great success with my TV show House on television. I love the format. I think it’s growing. Some of the best writing is in television. And you can tell stories over long stretches of time. It’s not the two-hour experience, it could be years of an experience. So why not take a universe that’s so multi-faceted like X-Men and bring it to this medium?”
As to whether or not the show will feature any existing “X-Men” characters, he added:
“There’ll be some familiar and some unfamiliar.”
Though it recently received a pilot order, Singer’s new “X-Men” show has no announced release date. Starring Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller and Mackenzie Gray, “Legion” will premiere February 8, 2017 on FX.
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