The Mutant X TV show was a 60 minute sci-fi series that aired in syndication about a geneticist who created mutant humans while working on a secret government project. When he discovered that his mutants were going to be used by a corrupt government official for immoral purposes he decided to do his best to protect them and the public by forming a group called "Mutant X".
Mutant X Cast
John Shea .... Adam Kane (2001-2003, 2004)
Forbes March .... Jesse Kilmartin
Victoria Pratt .... Shalimar Fox
Victor Webster .... Brennan Mulwray
Karen Cliche .... Lexa Pierce (2003-2004)
Lauren Lee Smith .... Emma DeLauro (2001-2003)
Tom McCamus .... Mason Eckhart (2001-2003)
Mutant X Trivia
Twentieth Century Fox initially sued Marvel Entertainment for allegedly violating their X-Men copyright. In order to go ahead with Mutant X's production, Marvel did away with the black costumes and character code names that they had originally planned and paralleled those of X-Men. John Shea was originally going to play a rich mutant named Zero but that was a bit too similar to X-Men's Professor Xavier. Mutant X's logo was going to be a "X" behind the word "Mutant" but that looked very similar to the X-Men logo that appeared in TV ads and trailers.
The code names that had to be discarded due to the law suit were "Synergy" to highlight the fact that Jesse Kilmartin could change his density, "Shadowfox" for Shalimar Fox's animalistic appearance, "Fuse" after Brennan Mulwray's ability to throw bolts of electricity and "Rapport" because of Emma DeLauro's empathic powers.
Jesse Kilmartin was originally planned to have the ability to split into three different people.
The secret government project where the mutants where created was kept secret by calling it "Genomex" and saying that it was a commercial biotech firm. The headquarters building seen on Mutant X is a building located on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada and it is actually a biotech company called "Genomex, Incorporated" in real life! The same building was used as "The Center" on the 1996 series, "The Pretender" and on a few episodes of another 1996 series, "Psi Factor".
Mutant X was still getting high ratings when it was canceled. In fact, it was renewed for a fourth season but one of the production companies ("Fireworks Entertainment") went out of business and that killed the show. Fireworks Entertainment also produced many other movies and TV series including "Andromeda", "La Femme Nikita" and "Relic Hunter".
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