Coby Bell, of Burn Notice Fame, Join Fox Marvel Series Pilot

Posted by at 11:55 am on March 8, 2017

Burn Notice alum Coby Bell is set to co-star in the upcoming Marvel X-Men pilot for FOX, according to Deadline. He’ll join the recently-cast True Blood star Stephen Moyer and Angel alum Amy Acker.

The 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. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television.

According to the site, Coby Bell will play “Jace Turner, a weathered man who quietly wrestles with the moral ambiguities of a job that regularly requires cold-blooded, calculating efficiency on a day-to-day basis.”

The project from writer Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse) is as yet untitled. Also cast in the show so far are Jamie Chung (Big Hero 6Gotham), who plays the mutant Blink, and Blair Redford (The Day the Earth Stood Still).

“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,” Fox Entertainment president David Madden said back in July when the show was announced. “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.”

 

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