Oct 15, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Director Bryan Singer Producing New 'X-Men' Shows After ‘X-Men: Apocalypse?' 'Legion' & ‘Hellfire' Pilot Synopsis Revealed

By Alex Cruz

Two new "X-Men" shows are coming to your TV screen, and it has been revealed that "X-men: Apocalypse" director Bryan Singer was one of the producers. Fox and Marvel Entertainment, which will be teaming up to bring "Legion" and "Hellfire," revealed only a few details, and fortunately, these included their pilot synopses.

The two series will be based on Marvel's X-Men comics. The ins and outs will be like the movie's continuity, only a little perplexed.

"Legion" will reportedly follow the trials and tribulations of David Heller, who in Marvel's comics is Professor X's powerful son. The Vulture learned that in the show, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

He realized the possibility that the voices he was hearing in his head and the visions he saw were possibly real after a bizarre encounter with a fellow patient. The report stated that there were no words on his parentage.

Meanwhile, "Hellfire" is reportedly set in the 1960s. According to the ComicBook.com, the series will go back to the "X-Men: First Class" era.

This series will follow a young Special Agent who learns that a woman with extraordinary abilities —who's apparently hungry with power — is working with a surreptitious society of millionaires, known as "The Hellfire Club." In the comics, this sinister organization is ruled by rich and conspiratorial mutants, most notably Emma Frost.

"HELLFIRE is a unique opportunity to be able to go deeper with some of these extraordinary characters, but to also dramatize new characters and give TV viewers a chance to experience this expanded world in an explosive way that everyone will be talking about," Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television said.

Other than Singer, Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, is also named as a producer for both shows, as per the report of Comic Book Resources.

Fox's live-action film projects are reportedly separate from in-house Marvel Studio films, and the level of Loeb's involvement on the shows is yet to be seen.

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