Bryan Singer hasn't directed a lot of television, only two TV movies and three TV episodes… one of those being the pilot episode of House back in 2004. But he's signed on to direct the pilot of a franchise he's very familiar with… the X-Men. Singer will be directing a pilot written by Matt Nix, showrunner for Burn Notice and the new Fox series APB. Singer would also executive produce.
The premise for the new X-Men series follows two parents whose children possess mutant powers. They are forced to go on the run from a hostile government, where the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
If the series gets picked up, Nix will stay on as the showrunner and executive producer. Along with Nix and Singer, others producing will be Lauren Schuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.