Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Fox ordered a still untitled X-Men pilot from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and film series director Bryan Singer.
First announced in July, the pilot will focus on two ordinary parents who are on the run from the government after it's discovered their children have mutant powers. Once they join up with an underground mutant resistance, they begin to fight back in order to survive.
A collaboration between 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television, Nix is set to serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer while Singer and fellow X-Men film series helmer Simon Kinberg will also be executive producers alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory according to Variety.
Unlike Legion, this new pilot will tie more directly into Fox's long-running X-Men film franchise.
"A fan of the movies but also the comics would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology," Nix said recently of the pilot to The Hollywood Reporter at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
"If you look at the movies, which take place from — they started in 2003 to now — they don't all line up perfectly. I'm not slavishly fitting them into a particular slot. But at the same time, if you like the world of the movies, there are definite nods to the movies. It exists in the same general universe," he continued.