So much for Bryan Singer, director of four of the X-Men films in the franchise, which include 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, taking a break from further future X-Men duties. He’s just signed up to take the driving seat for the pilot in Fox’s TV series which is as yet untitled.

After finishing up with last summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse Singer stated: “Right now, once this one is done, I’d like to do something really different.” and he couldn’t have chosen a project any more different with a movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury so aptly entitled Bohemian Rhapsody which has Mr Robot’s own Rami Malek in the lead as the legendary Mercury. Singer, who has also directed an updated 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which is based on the Jules Verne novel, currently in pre-production, is in no way a newcomer to the TV arena. He took the helm on series such as Battle Creek, House and Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane. Looks like Singer just couldn’t keep away from the mutant heroes.

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So what would the TV series concentrate on? It’s been revealed that the new series would see the story unfold of 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. Hostile governments? Oppressed minorities? Sounds like perfect timing to us.

The live-action pilot, which has Burn Notice creator Matt Nix already attached and could potentially see Nix put pen to paper for the script, being a self-confessed fan of the X-Men, the pressure is on Nix to do this script the justice it deserves to make this a big hitter. If given the big thumbs up, could also potentially see Singer executive produce the series alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.