Fox is Hoping to Announce Long-Running Series Soon
An X-Men series is currently mutating at Fox, according to network co-chairman Dana Walden.
“We’re in negotiations with Marvel,” Walden told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to announce something soon. It’s something we’re definitely pursuing.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Fox studio counterpart 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the film franchise (with seven features already released based on X-Men characters and Gambit with Channing Tatum in the pipeline). While conversations about bringing the franchise to the small screen are underway, sources indicate a deal is far from complete, with Marvel — which owns the comic rights — still needing to sign off on the deal. The comic book powerhouse is based at Disney, with ABC shows including Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter on the network and five upcoming straight-to-series programs in the works there.
Regarding a potential conflict with Marvel, which is based out of ABC/Disney, Walden said, “The characters from the X-Men franchise are with Fox on the feature [films] side, so we won’t be including Marvel charcters that are at ABC with Disney.”
Walden, meanwhile, noted that the project is being developed as a “long-running series” versus a limited series.
courtesy of Hollywood Reporter