X-Men Spinoff Show Will Feature New Sentinels

"There are mutants, mutants are hated."

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More details have emerges about the upcoming X-Men spinoff TV show. Last week it was revealed that the series was close to a pilot order from Fox, and now producers have confirmed that it will feature the mutant-hunting robot Sentinels.

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X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke to IGN during the recent TV Critics Association press tour, and explained that while Sentinels would be part of the show, they might not be the giant robots familiar to X-Men fans. "Matt [Nix, writer]'s show is much more a part of the [X-Men] world in terms of there are mutants, mutants are hated, and there are Sentinels--though very different from what we've seen before," she said.

Sentinels first appeared in a 1965 issue of The X-Men, and also featured in the recent movies Days of Future Past and Apocalypse. While Donner didn't elaborate on how they would differ, the budget required to include 18-foot robots could be a reason for a change in appearance.

Last week, Nix confirmed that the show would focus upon mutant teenagers who are forced to go on the run after their powers emerge, a storyline that was first rumored last year. He also stated that fans could also expect to see some familiar X-Men in there.

"There are a certain amount of [familiar] characters that I can use and am using and then other characters I'm inventing," he said. "But everything is invented with a nod toward the existing mythology."

The new show isn't Fox's first attempt at an X-Men series. In 2015 it was reported that the network was developing a show called Hellfire, but this was later abandoned in place of the new series. Another X-Men related show--Legion--is set to premiere on FX next month.

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