Fox has ordered a pilot of a Marvel ‘X-Men’ based TV series

The show will focus on two human parents whose child develops mutant powers

TV network FOX have ordered a new X-Men based pilot for a TV series from Marvel and 20th Century Fox.

The series is as-yet-untitled and has had no specific characters confirmed to be featured in it so far, but will be “action-adventure” and star two human parents whose child develops mutant powers.

A press release reads: “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.”

As Comic Book reports, Fox Broadcasting Company’s Entertainment president David Madden is quoted as saying: “Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network – and we are so pleased with how [production team member] Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe.

“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.”

Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, who will be producing the series, said, “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.”

FOX also broadcast DC Comics-based shows Gotham and Lucifer. This will be the first Marvel co-production on a channel other than ABC.