Live-action X-Men TV series in the pipeline

We could soon be in for a mutant TV takeover as Fox Entertainment is plotting to bring a live-action X-Men series to the small screen.

According to TV Insider, the network intends to enlist 24 producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto and Star Trek 3 writers Patrick McKay and JD Payne to adapt the fan-favourite comic series and film franchise.

Before you channel your inner Quicksilver and start charging around the room in a bespoke pair of goggles, there is one tiny hurdle to overcome before the cameras roll. While Fox’s big screen outlet - 20th Century Fox - owns the film franchise rights, original creator Marvel still holds the comic rights.

In order for the TV adaptation - based on those comics - to go into production the two parties must come to an agreement. One which Fox Entertainment chairman Gary Newman believes to be a strong possibility:

"It's in negotiations," Newman says. "We're cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative."

Newton goes on to estimate that, if all goes well, the X-Men show won’t likely hit our screens until the 2016- 2017 TV season.

Gem Seddon

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.