Fox has made its first major buy of the new development season. The network has given a put pilot commitment to drama project League of Extraordinary Gentleman.
Based on Alan Moore’s critically and commercially successful graphic novel series, League of Extraordinary Gentleman follows 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 project is set up at Fox’s sister studio 20th Century Fox Television, with former Heroes showrunner Michael Green serving as the writer and executive producer. Erwin Stoff is also attached to executive produce.
This is not the first time that Moore’s graphic novel series has been adapted by Hollywood. It also served as the foundation for 20th Century Fox’s 2003 feature film The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. That film, which starred Sean Connery and Tony Curran, was panned by critics, but went on to make over $178 million at the box office.