There have been talks for the past year or so of Fox possibly considering bringing their wildly popular X-Men film franchise to the small screen, well, now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fox has confirmed that talks are officially underway to bring Marvel's merry mutants to network television. Although the X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics way back in 1963, and the title was wildly popular in the comic industry throughout the 1980s, the team got their biggest boost in popularity due to both television and 20th Century Fox when the animated series debuted on Fox Kids in 1992. The relationship between Fox and the X-Men has gone strong since then, lasting five seasons of the animated series, a live action made-for-television movie called Generation X, based on the X-Men spin-off comic of the same name and currently seven installments of the live action feature film series, with three more films scheduled for 2016.
There are very little creative details, and it is very possible that Fox themselves are not sure what direction they are planning on going with the series. Whatever the direction, you can be almost certain that it won't have anything to do with the main X-Men team, as they are still going strong in films. With talk of possibly doing a movie based on the X-Force team, Fox may end up looking to bring that team on to television instead, though with Deadpool being used in his own solo film series, that may not be the right direction to go either. Generation X and New Mutants, or possibly an amalgamation of the two, would be a safe way to go. The television series would then be able to focus more on the students as fledgling X-Men, which just seems like a concept made more for the television format anyway. Either way it will be interesting to see where Fox goes from here as the potential television series begins to take shape.