Fox has been actively trying to develop a successful #XMen universe as prolific as the universe of Marvel Studios. In order to achieve that, they've began to expand their mutant world through television, with shows like Legion and Bryan Singer's untitled X-Men series.
The latter will deal with a family with mutant children who are trying to escape from the government. Take a look at the synopsis:
"The action-adventure project 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."
We've seen a lot of development from the show lately, as casting is currently underway and an important mutant from the X-men mythology is already attached. Now now, thanks to THR, we know it has found its leading man: True Blood veteran #StephenMoyer.
According to the report, Stephen will portray Reed, an ambitious attorney who's trying to balance his job at the DA's office and his family duties (which include having mutant children who are being hunted by the government)
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Reed will be stepping into a very convolute and messy world. It's hard to find an actor that can realistically convey the struggles of a parent who's had his life turned upside down and thrown into a crazy world of mutants, superheroes and villains, but judging from Moyer's previous performances, I have no doubt in my mind he will pull it off.
He isn't a newbie in the X-Men franchise either, as his wife, #AnnaPaquin, played Rogue in X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men 3 and Days of Future Past.
That has me thinking; previously, Matt Nix revealed that the show would be part of the X-Men universe set up by the films:
"I would say that a fan of the movies -- particularly the movies, but also the comic books -- would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology [...] 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."
So we know the movie version of Rogue is out there somewhere. I don't know about you, but I'd love to see her appear at some point.
The pilot was written by Matt Nix. The show is executive produced by Nix, Singer (who will be directing the pilot), Simon Kinberg, Laura Schuler Donner, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. It will be produced by 20th Century Fox in association with #Marvel Television.
Are you happy with Stephen Moyer's casting? Which other famous mutant aside from Blink would you like to see in the show?