The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen coming to TV

News Louisa Mellor 10 Jul 2013 - 07:45

Fox is developing a TV adaptation of Alan Moore's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen...

Alan Moore's 'Justice League of Victorian England' comic book series is being given another outing on screen, a decade after Stephen Norrington's er, less-than well-received 2003 feature adaptation. 

Fox, it's been announced, has ordered a pilot for a new version of Moore and Kevin O'Neill's concept, which sees fictional Victorian characters from the worlds of Jules Verne, H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells and Bram Stoker, team up to fight bad guys.

As a 'put pilot' commitment, Fox will incur a penalty should the pilot not be aired, so according to those in the know, that makes it a very good bet we'll eventually see some League action on screen.

The official bumpf describes the show 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." 

Heroes' Michael Green is currently on writing, executive producing, and show-running duties. No casting announcements have yet been made, but we'll keep you posted.

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