It has been reported that the popular Alan Moore comic book series, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” will be heading to the small screen as a television series on Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A “put pilot” has been ordered for 20th Century Fox’s television studio meaning that the pilot will air even if the series doesn’t get picked up for a whole season.
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” was initially created by Moore and Kevin O’Neill. It features a group of Victorian literary characters including Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Mina Harker of Dracula. The team is put together by the British government to foil a plot that would see the fall of the entire kingdom.
The comic book as previously adapted into a feature film of the same name in 2003 which starred Sean Connery. However, there were many significant changes between the comic and the film and is stated to be the reason Alan Moore has come to antagonize the Hollywood entertainment industry.
Michael Green, known for his work on Green Lantern, “Heroes,” and “Smallville,” will serve as the writer and executive producer for the series and will become the official showrunner if the pilot gets picked up for a full order. There is no word on when the pilot will air.