TRUE BLOOD's STEPHEN MOYER To Star in Fox's X-MEN Series

TRUE BLOOD's STEPHEN MOYER To Star in Fox's X-MEN Series

TRUE BLOOD's STEPHEN MOYER To Star in Fox's X-MEN Series

Moyer will play the character Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance his job at the district attorney's office and his responsibilities as a father and a husband. In the real world, Moyer is married to his True Blood co-star Anna Paquin, who played Rogue in the X-Men films. 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel Television produce. The cast includes Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as mutant Blink and Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) as the Native American leader of the underground mutant network. Honestly, X-Men continuity is pretty screwy right now anyway, so that probably just means Nix's show borrows a lot of the same general concepts, themes, and characters from the movies.

Burn Notice grad Nix wrote the pilot, which Singer will direct. Fearing for their lives, they're forced to flee from hostile government agents, the frightened family links up with a secret mutant network that helps them adapt and survive. Recently, Moyer appeared in the FX medieval drama The Bastard Executioner and played Captain Von Trapp in NBC's The Sound of Music Live! The series is executive produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Sure to tap into Teale's simmering intensity displayed on the short-lived Incorporated, the untitled sci-fi series is ramping up their cast and gaining momentum as scripts are polished and sets are designed in anticipation of filming later this year.

"I would say that a fan of the movies - particularly the movies, but also the comic books - would not be disoriented at all as to where this fits in the mythology", he added (via IGN). If you look at the movies that take place, they don't all line up perfectly.

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