Bryan Singer to Direct Pilot for FOX’s upcoming X-Men TV Series

Written by Alisha Weinberger

Bryan Singer to Direct FOX’s upcoming X-Men TV Series

With FX’s X-Men derived seriesLegion on the way, FOX has announced the first episode of its very own X-men TV series will be directed by none other than Bryan Singer. Having been involved with the X-men cinematic universe from that start, directing the first and second films as well as Days of Future Past and Apocalypse, it’s only a logical choice. In addition to kickstarting the franchise, Singer is also no stranger to television either, having directed the first two episodes of House, M.D. And the pilot for CBS’ Battle Creek.

The yet to be named FOX series will center around parents on the lamb from the government after discovering their children are mutants. In order to survive, the family joins an underground mutant resistance.

“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,” said FOX’s David Madden of the show last year. “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.”

The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television. Singer will also work as executive producer as well as director, and will be joining Jim Chory, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Lauren Shuler Donner. Matt Nix (Burn Notice, FOX’s APB) will also be joining the creative team as both writer and EP as well. Although Legion has no direct correlation with the X-Men cinematic universe, this upcoming Singer and Nix show will.

Alisha Weinberger is a comic book, video game, and animation enthusiast and critic. Along with comic reviews, she also maintains The Pop Break twitter feed. Alisha thoroughly enjoys the warm embrace of coffee, says "dawg" and "dope" ad nauseam, and shares a reluctant resemblance to Tina Belcher.