Stephen Moyer has been cast as lead in new Marvel pilot. See below:
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Moyer will play the dad, Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family. He joins previously cast Blair Redford and Jamie Chung.
Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory executive produce the project, which features characters from the X-Men comic book franchise, for 20th TV and Marvel Television.
The Marvel pilot extends Moyer’s relationship with Fox and 20th TV after co-starring in their upcoming limited series Shots Fired. Following his seven-year run on HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, Moyer co-starred on the Kurt Sutter FX period drama series The Bastard Executioner. Moyer, who just wrapped his first feature as a director, The Parting Glass, is repped by WME and manager Lena Roklin at Luber Roklin Entertainment.
When discussing the project in January, Nix said that the drama would include a blend of new and familiar Marvel characters. For example, Chung is playing the character of Blink, which was introduced in the comics in 1994.
“There are a certain amount of [familiar] characters that I can use and am using and then other characters I’m inventing — but everything is invented with a nod toward the existing mythology,” he said.
source: The Hollywood Reporter
If this all sounds very X-Men, that’s no mistake: X-Men director Bryan Singer will helm the pilot, and creator Matt Nix (Burn Notice) has already hinted that the new show “definitely exists in the same general kind of universe” as Marvel’s X-Men films. The cast includes Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as mutant Blink and Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) as the Native American leader of the underground mutant network.
Yea, we wish Stephen all the best in this new project!