Fox Marvel Mutant Drama Blair Redford

TVLine Items: Fox Pilot Casts Mutant, Angie Tribeca Books Return and More

TV’s other project connected to The X-Men has found its first mutant: Switched at Birth alum Blair Redford will star in Fox’s untitled Marvel drama.

Per EW.com, Redford will play the strong-headed Native American leader of a underground group of mutants. The pilot — written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and directed by X-Men auteur Bryan Singer — focuses 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 the underground network in order to survive.

The project is not officially being billed as an X-Men series, but Nix has said it will take place in the same universe as the X-Men films. This week, FX unveiled its new Marvel drama series Legion, about powerful mutant David (aka the son of Professor X in the X-Men comics).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* TBS’ Angie Tribeca will return for Season 3 on Monday, April 10 at 10:30/9:30c.

* Syfy has renewed the horror anthology series Channel Zero for Seasons 3 and 4.

* Spike will be rebranded as the Paramount Network, which will continue to carry scripted and unscripted shows as a general entertainment outlet, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) will voice Ms. Frizzle in Netflix’s Magic School Bus revival, titled The Magic School Bus Rides Again.

* Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World) have joined TNT’s The Alienist adaptation, playing Kreizler’s valet Cyrus and his mute maid Mary.

* WGN America has released a new trailer for Underground‘s second season, premiering Wednesday, March 8 at 10 pm.

* The White Queen limited-series follow-up The White Princess will debut Sunday, April 16 at 8 pm on Starz. The network has also released new key art, featuring Princess Elizabeth of York/Lizzie (played by Jodie Comer) — who is forced to marry into the House of Tudor — as she grips the white rose of the House of York.

The White Princess

 

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4 Comments
  1. Ian says:

    Also, Mary + Jane and Loosely Exactly Bicole cancelled, but Sweet/Vicious still on the bubble. Keep hope alive!

  2. Wooster182 says:

    Woohoo! I must be psychic. I just Imdb’d Blair a couple days ago because I haven’t seen him around lately. Hope this is a good fit for him.

  3. Kar says:

    Wish he’d make in appearance in swiched at birth

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Good first casting for Marvel’s new show for Fox, looking forward to see Blair on the show. Awesome Kate will voice Ms. Frizzle on the Magic School Bus reboot. The new trailer for Underground’s new season looks really good, can’t wait to watch new season next month!