Fox exec confirms a live-action X-Men TV series is developing

Fox is arguably in the most ambitious phase of its X-Men franchise so far, with X-Men: Apocalypse on the way and new solo films starring Wolverine, Deadpool and Gambit on its heels. For months now, we've been hearing rumors of a live-action TV series that would accompany the big-screen adventures of Marvel's Merry Mutants, and now we've got confirmation from a network executive that the idea really is being pursued.

During Fox's presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour this week, Fox co-chairman Dana Walden revealed that the network is "definitely" pursuing a live-action X-Men TV series, but noted that they have to negotiate with Marvel for the project, since Fox's claim to the X-Men is based on feature films, not television.

“We’re in negotiations with Marvel,” Walden said. “We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to announce something soon. It’s something we’re definitely pursuing.”

Walden also noted that, even though a deal with Marvel is necessary to make the project happen, that doesn't mean the show would include TV characters from other Marvel shows. Alas, Walden did not address how, if at all, the series would tie into the existing X-Men movie continuity, though she did say the network wants the show to be "long-running" and not some kind of miniseries. So, if Fox has its way, we could see the X-Men on our TV screens for years to come.

What do you think? Do the mutants belong on TV, or is a series just overkill at this point?

(Via TV Line)

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