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In a world in which geeks long ago took over, there's no shortage of superheroes on TV right now. And today it seems the X-Men are joining the party.

Gary Newman, 20th Century Fox's chairman (not the 80s synth star), has confirmed a TV series about everyone's favourite mutant superhero team in development.


However, while the company owns the film rights to the characters, it has to negotiate with Marvel for the TV rights.

By Newman's own estimate, that probably means the series won't hit the small screen until next year or 2017.

"It's in negotiations," Newman said in an interview. "We're cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a fast track creatively. This is just the deal, now we have to find the creative."

The X-Men films have been wildly successful. The most recent was 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and saw Wolverine travel back in time to save the world.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' is scheduled for 2016.

Superhero series currently on TV include 'The Flash', 'Agents of SHIELD', 'Gotham' and 'Agent Carter'. Netflix is also working on 'Daredevil' and 'AKA Jessica Jones'. Super.


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