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Marvel Series From Matt Nix Lands Put Pilot Commitment at Fox

Show will follow children who discover they have mutant powers like the X-Men

A new Marvel action series from executive producer Matt Nix has scored a put pilot commitment at Fox, TheWrap has learned.

The series does not have an official title, but sounds suspiciously like an “X-Men” property. It 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 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.

“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,” Fox Broadcasting’s president of entertainment David Madden said. “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.”

Nix, who also produces Fox’s upcoming series “APB,” will write the pilot script and serve as an executive producer. “X-Men” movie franchise veterans Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg will also executive produce, along with Marvel TV executive vice president Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, a producer on “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil.”

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