Bryan Singer Will Direct X-Men Fox Television Series Pilot

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X-Men (2000)

20th Century Fox is green-lighting the X-Men television series with Bryan Singer directing the pilot.

Variety reports Bryan Singer is going to direct the first episode. This marks his return to the franchise after directing 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He has also helmed X-Men, X2, and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Matt Nix is writing the pilot. He’ll be the show runner and executive producer. Singer will also serve as a producer for the series.

X-Men: Apocalypse

The show focuses on two parents who discover their children have mutant powers. Fearful of the government, the family goes on the run and teams up with an underground network of mutants. From there, survival is the family’s main goal.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also be producers on the series. This is a collaborative effort between Marvel TV and Fox, because both sides have a deal about television rights.

Fox’s X-Men show is the second of two comic adaptations with mutants for tv. The first will be Legion, which airs on FX in February.