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Blair Redford to play a lead role in Fox's X-Men television series pilot

02.09.2017

As Fox’s yet untitled X-Men television series mutates into something more with each passing day, little bits of news are bound to reach our ears as we anticipate this exciting spin-off project. Today, it’s been confirmed that SATISFACTION and SWITCHED AT BIRTH actor Blair Redford will play the role of Sam, the strong-willed Native American leader of the mutant underground network for Matt Nix’s X-Men-related series.

As we’ve reported in the past, the show will focus on two ordinary parents who discover that their children possess the X-gene that gives mutants their unique powers. Due to living in a society that has yet to accept mutants for who and what they are, the family is left with no choice but to go on the run from a hostile government organization whose goal it is hunt them down. While trying to escape their would-be captures, the family joins up with a secret network of mutants who are also fighting to survive. The series is being produced by 20th Century Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox picking up the duties of physical production.

When speaking about plans for the new series, Fox’s David Madden has this to say during an interview conducted around the show’s inception:

Developing a Marvel property has been a top priority for the network–and we are so pleased with how Matt Nix has led us into this thrilling universe. There’s comic book adventure, emotional and complicated relationships, and a rich, existing mythology from which to draw. With the brilliant production crew behind this project, it has all the makings of a big, fun and exciting new series.

With X-Men film alum Bryan Singer set to direct the pilot, there's no doubt that whatever this show turns out to be will be hotly anticipated by comic book fans from every corner of the entertainment spectrum. We'll be sure to keep you updated as more news comes about.

Also, if you care to check out Blair Redford in one of his recent roles, you can watch SIREN, which was released on December 6, 2016.

Extra Tidbit: What obscure mutants are you hoping to see make an appearance in this show? Personally, I'd like to see some of the more bizarre students from the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning make their debut. Wouldn't it be cool to see characters like Eye Boy, Armor, and maybe even Broo join the fight?

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