The X-Men have been a regular source of happiness for Fox execs in recent years; X-Men: Days of Future Past was received well by many fans, while X-Men: Apocalypse and the solo Gambit movie will tap even deeper into X-Men lore.
Back in January, it was revealed that FOX was looking to expand their X-Men franchise from exclusively feature films into television as well. Now it appears as if Fox has moved from the brainstorming phase to the actually doing phase of development.
Fox is making headway with a live-action “X-Men” television series.
Titled Star and set in Atlanta, the series is “set against the backdrop of the music business from a very different perspective” than Empire, Fox CEO Dana Walden announced Thursday at the television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.
Walden added that the series would be “a long-running series”, as opposed to a limited series like Fox’s “X-Files” return and M. Knight Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines”.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Fox is closing in on a deal to bring the “X-Men” universe to the small screen. The pilot, from 20th Century Fox Television, will be written, directed and executive-produced by Daniels. “We’re not closed on a deal yet but it’s something we’re definitely pursuing”.