Briefly: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a fantastic property that could make a phenomenal movie or TV series if put in the right hands. Could those hands belong to Michael Greene and Fox?
TVLine has revealed that Fox has just purchased the rights to produce a ‘Put Pilot’ based on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This means that we’re extremely likely to see this come to light, as if a ‘Put Pilot’ is not aired, the network suffers a major penalty.
Michael Greene (Heroes, Smallville) will write and produce the pilot, which is still without a cast or director.
According to TVLine, the official logline for the series reads: “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.”
Over ten years has passed since the terrible film adaptation of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s first released to theatres. Do you think that enough time has gone by for people to forget about the film, or will people avoid this based on the name alone? The books are obviously held in very high regard, how do you think a series could turn out?
We’ll share more details as soon as they come in, but be sure to share your thoughts below!