ByIman Adipurnama, writer at Creators.co
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Iman Adipurnama

While the last installment, X-Men: Apocalypse were not receiving a good response from the majority of the audiences, FX and Marvel developed a new series to be featured on the small screen.

Official title for the new series!
Official title for the new series!

Comic-Con showed us the trailer from the new television series developed by FX and Marvel, Legion. The illegitimate son of Charles Xavier, who has many ranged of abilities to wrap up reality, now has become a new series which will be aired by early of 2017.

By the look of its first official trailer, this series seems promising, and it might leads to another television series involving X-Men franchises. Also to note, from rumors around, they might want to build a story about Hellfire Club, but haven't confirmed the date yet.

Aside from that, the X-Men franchises itself is deep and goes beyond what we have seen on the big screen. There are plenty reasons for it to be developed in a small screen, instead of a big screen.

1. The Dynamic Life Of Mutants

All X-Men franchises is centered on the idea of racialism and becoming a minority group in the community at large. Becoming a mutant is one of unique experience. There will be hardships, struggles and suffering while this mutants stand for their rights and freedom.

These elements might not be explained and explored very well in a 2-hour movie. A television series might capture the moments when mutants trying to fit in the society, how they deal with their daily life and how they stand-up for their rights as Mutants.

How the mutants deal with Anti-Mutant protest?
How the mutants deal with Anti-Mutant protest?

2. It's About School

Aside from "being mutant" as the core concept, X-Men franchise also developing their story from the school perspective. They are all the students of Professor Xavier, and having their education while utilizing their mutant power for the good.

Wouldn't it be interesting to see senior member of the X-Men teach and becomes a mentor for the students

It would be interesting to see this in small screen
It would be interesting to see this in small screen

With this background, it will be interesting story to explore in small screen as can be seen in high-school or college centered television series. Showing the dynamic life of students in their school or college and again, how they deal and fit in with the community.

It is all described in the title for the school, "Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters"

It's School Yearbook!!
It's School Yearbook!!

3. More Drama And Teens Life!

With School as the background, there will be more drama to explore, as they themselves are teenagers, which has many problems. Imagine parents who discovered their children are mutants, how they deal with it, and how the children survive that kind of world? It can be a family issues, or social issues at large.

Troubled Bobby Drake see his parents!
Troubled Bobby Drake see his parents!
A Teen symbol at the time, Jubilee makes her debut
A Teen symbol at the time, Jubilee makes her debut

4. Suspense-Thriller Action Drama

Netflix. Yes, imagine the X-Men properties in the hand of people who made Netflix's Daredevil and Jessica Jones! While their projects seems to be expanding in the next couple years, Fox and Marvel could come up with a brilliant-creative idea to develop this kind of element!

Seeing X-Men fighting in a small screen is gold!
Seeing X-Men fighting in a small screen is gold!

5. Huge Amount Of Material Sources

The sources to make it out as a script is plenty enough! They need to play smart to utilize this sources and make it as a clear narratives to be told in small screen. To make it work, they could make the cross-over or sharing the same universe with the big screen, and making the series as a another point of perspectives story, it could be from the students, or the other X-clandestine-group of mutants. The well-known mutants could appear as a guest star or cameo. Wouldn't it be interesting?

A HUGE amounts of materials for X-franchise!!!
A HUGE amounts of materials for X-franchise!!!