British actor Stephen Moyer has joined the cast of Matt Nix’s untitled X-Men series for Fox/Marvel Television according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Moyer is best known for his work on the HBO vampire series True Blood and will play the role of Reed. Possibly the patriarchy of the family in the series that is on the run.
Moyer will play Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.
He’ll be joining film actress Jamie Chung (Sin City 2, Sucker Punch) in the role of Blink and newcomer Blair Redford as the leader of the mutant underground.
Nix is the showrunner with Bryan Singer attached to direct the series pilot if successful we could see Fox Television give it a full series order.
The series is said to focus on a family on the run when it’s discovered their children are mutants and the government goes after them. The family has to rely on the help of the mutant underground to survive.
The action-adventure project 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.
Sentinels are said to be involved too but on a television budget and the terrible design work in Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, I can’t say I’m terribly enthused about their inclusion in the series. We’ll keep an open though after seeing how well Legion turned out.
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