Stephen Moyer Cast Fox Marvel Mutant Drama Pilot X-Men

Stephen Moyer Lands Lead Role in Fox's Marvel Mutant Drama Pilot

Stephen Moyer is trading vampires for mutants with his latest TV gig.

The True Blood alum has signed on to star in Fox’s untitled Marvel drama pilot about a runaway band of mutants, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Moyer will play Reed, an attorney and father who discovers his children have mutant powers and takes his family on the run, eventually joining up with an underground network of mutants.

If this all sounds very X-Men, that’s no mistake: X-Men director Bryan Singer will helm the pilot, and creator Matt Nix (Burn Notice) has already hinted that the new show “definitely exists in the same general kind of universe” as Marvel’s X-Men films. The cast includes Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as mutant Blink and Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) as the Native American leader of the underground mutant network.

Moyer spent seven seasons on HBO’s True Blood as bloodsucker Bill Compton; that show signed off in 2014. Recently, Moyer appeared in the FX medieval drama The Bastard Executioner and played Captain Von Trapp in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! He’ll next be seen in Fox’s ripped-from-the-headlines crime drama Shots Fired, debuting March 22.

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  1. Marie58 says:

    I always enjoy Stephen Moyer. This sounds promising! Bryan Singer and Matt Nix know how to make things interesting. Not all TV critics like APB but I’m enjoying it. Also enjoying Legion, and I thought Battle Creek was great. So having these two guys at the helm of a new show is reason enough for me to check it out. Vampire Bill as the star is an added bonus. :)

  2. Franv387 says:

    Now we need a cameo of Anna Paquin as Rogue!

  3. Ray says:

    Oh no. I was excited about this project but that hope has now been dampened.

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting for the show. Looking forward to see Stephen on the show. Excited about this show!

  5. this show is going to need all the star power it could get! i remember Finola Hughes was “Emma Frost” in the show Mutant X -and it only went for a few weeks and then it crashed and burned! and for those who dont know “the wonderful ,beautiful and very young at that time”
    Finola Hughes -she was a HUGE STAR in daytime! even won a daytime award emmy!
    well im looking forward to seeing mutants again!