'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' pilot ordered by Fox

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A new superhero team may be coming to primetime.

Fox has ordered a pilot based on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s popular graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Writer-producer Michael Green (Green Lantern, Kings, Heroes) will serve as showrunner.

The show chronicles “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.”

The comic was launched in 1999 and was adapted into a 2003 origin-story film starring Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain. The film was intended to start a franchise, but underperformed at the box office. The off-season order from Twentieth Century Fox TV represents Fox following up on its pledge to do year-around development and scheduling of its shows. Moore and O’Neill are not involved in the show.

So what do you think? Next year, we could have S.H.I.E.L.D. vs L.E.G.

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