Hot on the heels of the news about ‘True Blood’s Stephen Moyer landing a lead role on the new ‘X-Men’ series coming to Fox, we now have another casting announcement from the Marvel pilot. It seems that Sean Teele, coming right off his role on Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s recently axed Syfy series ‘Incorporated’ has signed on to co-star with Moyer.
Teale will be playing a character named Marcos, whose mutant code-name will be Eclipse. He is a new mutant created specifically for the show it seems, and his power is essentially the ability to absorb and manipulate photons. In the series, it seems that Marcos is one of the rebels that Moyer’s character, Reed, will meet up with reluctantly form an alliance with, as they fight together against the corrupt government hunting down mutants. All we know so far about his character traits is that he is a strong-willed fighter and that occasionally he lets emotions overrule reason, which is a great source of conflict in shows like this.
Before getting cast on the ‘X-Men’ show, and before ‘Incorporated,’ Teale was best known for playing Conde on CW’s ‘Reign’ and for playing Franco on PBS’s ‘Mr. Selfridge.’ His first big role was on the British series ‘Skins.’ He joins a cast for the Marvel pilot that includes the previously mentioned Stephen Moyer, Blair Redford, and Jaime Chung, with the show being executive produced by Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The pilot episode is being written by Matt Nix and directed by ‘X-Men’ alum Bryan Singer.
Are you excited about the potential of this new ‘X-Men’ series over on Fox? Or does the network make you nervous since Fox is notorious for axing scifi shows before giving them a chance to establish themselves and find an audience? Or does Bryan Singer’s involvement so soon after his disastrous ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ film make you nervous? Or does none of this matter because you’ve been waiting for a live-action ‘X-Men’ TV series forever and hope this will fit the bill? Share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!