Fox is awfully busy with their X-Men franchise these days. With Deadpool 2 simmering away in pre-production, New Mutants and X-Men: Supernova getting ready to shoot in a few months and Logan hitting theaters this weekend, it’s a good time to be a fan of the iconic superheroes. But it’s not only the big screen where we’ll be able to see our favorite mutants, as we’ve also got Legion on FX now and a still unnamed action-adventure show coming to us from Matt Nix.
We don’t know too much about it just yet, but Bryan Singer is set to direct the pilot, which 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.” Last week, we learned that both Blair Redford and Jamie Chung had been cast, and now we’re hearing that the studio has found its lead in the form of True Blood star Stephen Moyer.
Deadline reports that he’ll play the dad, Reed, “an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.” As for the other two cast members, we don’t have too many details yet on the character Redford’s signed on for, but we know that Chung will step into the role of Blink, a mutant imbued with the powers of teleportation.
Described as “sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy,” Blink (AKA Clarice Fong) is a superpowered persona bursting with personality, though that naturally strong exuberance is left battered and bruised after a “sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ she is slowly becoming herself again.”
Circling back to Moyer though, while the actor has been keeping a bit of a low profile in the days since True Blood left the air, he’s still a solid talent and it’ll be nice to see him back on television leading a show like this. It’s clear the Fox has big plans for the series and with a respectable actor now in place to headline, we’re excited to see who else ends up boarding what’s shaping up to be yet another exciting outing in the X-Men universe.