Marvel has added a veteran actor to the list of cast members for the upcoming X-Men TV series in Fox. Learn the details of this new casting here.
True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been tapped to play the role of Reed. He is described as an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family. It is unclear whether Reed has powers or not.
In real life, Moyer is married to his fellow True Blood star Anna Paquin. The actress is also an X-Men alum. She portrayed Rogue in multiple films of the X-Men franchise, IGN noted.
The actor joins previously cast Switch at Birth actor Blair Redford and Gotham star Jamie Chung. Redford was named to play the role of Sam, the leader of an underground network of mutants.
Chung, on the other hand, will be playing the role of Clarice Fong, a.k.a. Blink. The character has the ability to teleport herself and others. She also has lilac skin, dark pink hair, pointed ears, pupil-less green eyes, and red marking on her face.
The still untitled Marvel TV series revolves around an ordinary couple who finds out that their children have special powers. The family is forced to go on the run. They will join an underground network of mutants and will learn to fight to survive.
X-Men film franchise director Bryan Singer is set to direct the pilot. Burn Notice’s Matt Nix will pen the script and executive produce the series along with Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Meanwhile, Moyer is also set to appear in Fox and 20th Century TV’s upcoming limited series Shots Fired. He also previously appeared in Kurt Sutter’s FX period drama series The Bastard Executioner.
X-Men TV Series Connection to X-Men Movies
The series will have a link to the X-Men movies somehow, rather than to other Marvel TV series – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Legion. Nix said during the recent Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour:
“I would say that a fan of the movies — particularly the movies but also the comic books — would not be disoriented as to where this fits in the mythology. If you look at the movies that take place, they don’t all line up perfectly. So it’s not like I’m slavishly fitting myself into a particular slot [but] if you like that world and the world of the movies, there are definite nods to it, it definitely exists in the same general universe.”
“Other characters I’m inventing but everything is invented with a nod to the existing mythology, if that makes sense,” he said.
No release date for the X-Men TV series has been set at this time.
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