Hollywood is taking another stab at Alan Moore‘s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” this time on the small screen. Fox ordered a put pilot commitment for the graphic novel series that “Heroes” showrunner Michael Green is executive producing and showrunning.
The show’s logline 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.”
It remains to be seen if this adaptation of “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” stays closer to its source material than the 2003 film starring Sean Connery did. Author Moore was not a fan of that version of his story, though he somewhat notoriously has disliked every Hollywood take on his stories from “From Hell” to “Watchmen.”
Because “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” is a put pilot, Fox will pay a penalty if it never airs. That’s a big vote of confidence for the series, though it remains to be seen when it actually will head into development. For the record, neither Moore nor Kevin O’Neill will be involved in this TV show.