FOX have cast Stephen Moyer, star of HBO’s True Blood, to play the lead in their upcoming Marvel/X-men action-adventure pilot.
As revealed by Deadline, Moyer will play Reed, an attorney struggling to balance his work at the DA’s office with his commitment to his family. He joins Gotham actress Jamie Chung in new series which is set to take place in the same shared universe as the X-men, Wolverine and Deadpool movies.
The pilot for the series is said to focus 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.
X-men 2 and X-men: Days of Futures Past director Bryan Singer will helm the pilot for the FOX, with show creator and showrunner Matt Nix penning the script. Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb will produce the series.