Matt Nix's X-Men series: Jamie Chung cast as Blink

X-Men TV show cast

Burn Notice creator Matt Nix is working on an X-Men TV series for Fox. It’s a different entity to Legion, which is Noah Hawley’s Dan Stevens-starring mutant-stuffed show on the FX network.

We don’t know the title yet for Nix’s series, but we know it’s an action adventure story featuring a family with mutant children living on the run. And the first pieces of casting info are now starting to trickle in.

Today we’ve learned that Jamie Chung will be playing the teleporting mutant heroine Blink, previously portrayed by Fan Bingbing in the future strand of Days Of Future Past.

Blink’s civillian alter ego in this instance will be Clarice Fong (a bit of a change from Clarice Ferguson from the comics), described by the official Marvel announcement as “a sarcastic and lively tomboy.”

“Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life,” the press release tells us. “As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.”

Chung has recently been seen in Gotham, as the recurring character Valerie Vale. She also appeared in Sucker Punch, Big Hero 6, The Hangover Part II and III, Office Christmas Party and many more.

Previously, Entertainment Weekly reported that Blair Redford (Switched At Birth, Satisfaction90210, and who could forget his turn as Army Fighter Pilot #1 in The Day The Earth Stood Still?) has also signed up for a mutant role.

Redford will be playing Sam, “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.” The main family will have to join his ranks after going into hiding.

No further casting news has been confirmed, but they do have a director standing by…

X-Men TV show director

The Hollywood Reporter revealed last month that Bryan Singer himself is set to direct the pilot epiosde. That’s Bryan Singer the director of X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.

More recently, a listing arrived on industry site My Entertainment World, teasing that production on an X-Men TV series will begin in Dallas, Texas on March 13th 2017. This is believed to be Nix’s series.

More as we hear it.

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