Fox Orders Live-Action X-Men TV Pilot from 'Burn Notice' Creator Matt Nix

20th Century Fox

The X-Men
are headed to the small screen.

Fox confirmed on Tuesday that the network has ordered an X-Men-based drama pilot from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix.

The untitled superhero-themed drama will focus on two seemingly ordinary parents who come to find out that their children are imbued with mutant abilities and superpowers.

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Hunted by hostile government agents, the family is forced to go on the lam and team up with a clandestine, underground band of fellow mutants fighting to survive the threat of an authoritarian government.

Producer Lauren Shuler Donner, director Bryan Singer, writer/producer Simon Kinberg, producer Jim Chory and comic book writer Jeph Loeb -- who have all worked on films in the X-Men franchise -- will serve as executive producers on the hotly anticipated pilot.

The last film in the blockbuster franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, was released in theaters in May 2016.

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