9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Matt Nix Renews Overall Deal With 20th TV
Matt Nix is staying in business with 20th Century Fox Television.
The Burn Notice grad has inked a new two-year overall deal with his longtime home at the studio. Under the pact, Nix will continue to serve as showrunner on Fox's big-bet X-Men drama The Gifted, as well as develop new projects for the studio.
"Matt is one of our most important writers at this studio and it’s no accident that he is the creator and showrunner of one of this fall’s biggest priorities for the network — and our studio’s first collaboration with Marvel — in The Gifted," 20th president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis said. "Michael and the development team love working with him because in addition to being a brilliant procedural writer who is also expert at genre, he’s also a terrific guy. And Burn Notice remains a favorite series of everyone both inside and outside our company. We’re thrilled to extend our relationship.”
The Gifted, slated to launch on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 2, was created by Nix. It stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker and revolves around a family with special powers. Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb as well as Jim Chory exec produce.
Nix's credits also include The Good Guys, APB, The Comedians and Complications. He's repped by WME and attorney David Colden.