Recently, the world learned that Stephen Moyer was to be in a new series for Fox, a Marvel X-men Series. We’ve been scouring the internet to learn more about the series and here’s what we’ve found so far:
First off, from @therealRhondda we learn some tantalizing info about the new project.
Steve will once again be shooting down south for this new series as he did for Shots Fired. Stay Cool Steve! According to My Entertainment World.com, the still~untitled series is tentatively named ‘Heaven,’ and begins shooting in Dallas on March 13.
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We’ve also learned that the drama hails from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, and Bryan Singer who has directed four of “X-Men” movies, including “X-Men (2000)”, “X-Men 2”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” and is set to direct the pilot. Nix and Singer will serve as executive producers along with longtime X-Men producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
The story focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. They are forced to go on the run from a hostile government as the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
While it’s not billed as a direct sequel or spinoff to the existing X-Men movies, Nix has confirmed that his series will be connected to that larger cinematic universe:
I guess I’d say that if you look at the movies, which take place from whatever, they started in 2000 to now… they don’t all line up perfectly. You know what I mean? So it’s not like, I’m not slavishly fitting myself into a particular slot. But at the same time, if you like that world, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to it. It definitely exists in the same general kind of universe, if that makes sense.
Donner clarified in a separate interview,
“Matt’s is much more a part of just the world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated and there are Sentinels — though very different from what we’ve seen before. You feel like you’re here in the X-Men world.” Honestly, X-Men continuity is pretty screwy right now anyway, so that probably just means Nix’s show borrows a lot of the same general concepts, themes, and characters from the movies.
Stephen will be joined by Jamie Chung and Blair Redford who are previously announced to play Blink and Sam respectively. Blink, known as Clarice Fong, is a mutant who is able to teleport almost everywhere and able to focus her abilities into spear-like forms. Meanwhile, Sam is reportedly a “strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network” which the main family comes to after finding out about their children mutations.
The project would mark the first Marvel series at Fox, which has had success in the comic book genre with “Gotham” and “Lucifer,” both of which hail from DC Comics. The network recently put a “Hellfire” series from Marvel into development, but Variety has learned that project is no longer moving forward.