It looks like there’s a ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ television series in the works. Fox has announced today that they have put in a put pilot commitment for a drama series based on Alan Moore (Watchmen and V for Vendetta) and Kevin O’Neill‘s (Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law) graphic novels. A ‘put pilot’ means that the network will pay a penalty if the pilot fails to air, so it’s pretty much a lock that at the very least the show will make it on air. Previously, the graphic novels had been adapted into a rather…lackluster feature film in 2003.
According to TV Line, the series already has a creative staff in place with Michael Green (Kings and Heroes) serving as the writer/executive producer/showrunner and Erwin Stoff (The Matrix and All You Need Is Kill) producing. At the moment there’s no word if the pilot will be ready for the fall or if it’s being readied as a midseason replacement. But at the very least the development of the series is underway.
The series is described as;
“A drama series based on Alan Moore’s critically and commercially successful graphic novel series about a group of Victorian-age literary characters, including Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, who team up to fight a common enemy.”
[Source: TV Line]