Geekery: More Mutants Coming to TV


Marvel is teaming up with Fox and Bryan Singer for a new series.

Fox’s first mutant related show, Legion, starts next month; and they just announced an order for another mutant based pilot. The new series will be run by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), and Bryan Singer is on board for the pilot. That list may be good news for some, bad news for others. It’s not tied to the X-Men and it’s not the Inhumans project we’ve been waiting for. EW listed the premise as:

[It] will focus on two parents who discover their children are mutants. In order to escape the government and survive, the family joins an underground network of mutant fugitives.

It’ll be a joint production with 20th Century Fox Studio and Marvel Television, and executive produced by X-Men movie vets Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.

For now, check out Legion on FX February 8th.

Which little known characters should they bring out for the new show?

  • euansmith

    The show runner from Burn Notice? I hope he sticks with some of his old cast.

    • Cergorach

      Well… It would be hilarious if they got the entire cast from Burn Notice in similar roles, beware those hunting mutants…

      • Jonathan B.

        Legion: the Return of Sam Axe

  • Omnia Incendent

    Love the MCU but this, so far looks like the only marvel TV series I could watch.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Going to be lame. Fox doesn’t know how to handle the X-Men franchise.

    • EnTyme

      Eh, they’ve been hit or miss. Some of the movies were great, some forgettable. Even the worst are still better than the Fant4stic debacles.

  • Amber Sbriglio

    Uses cover image from an Inhumans comic instead of X-Men. lol
    As for the show, could be good. But I’d prefer them to bring tried and true comic-book story-lines to TV instead of constantly trying to reinvent the wheel.