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Thursday, 9 February 2017

The X-Men TV Show Casts Its First Mutant

Blair Redford, known for his role on Switched At Birth, is the first actor to officially join Bryan Singer's untitled X-Men TV Show. Redford will portray Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.”

The upcoming show will 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.

Bryan Singer, who directed four previous X-Men movies, is attached to direct the pilot.

Interestingly, while the show is not officially being called an X-Men series, showrunner Matt Nix has previously told reporters that the show will indeed take place in the same universe as those movies.

“It’s sort of designed to side-step questions like, ‘Where is Wolverine?'” Nix says. “There is a certain amount of those characters that I can use and I’m using some of those. Other characters I’m inventing but everything is invented with a nod to the existing mythology.”

How do you feel about Blair Redford's casting?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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