The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Heading For TV

US TV Network Fox has ordered a pilot for a TV version of the Alan Moore-created comic book The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen .

League , which features a superteam of famous fictional Victorian characters – such as Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Mina Harker – was previously made into a film directed by Stephen Norrington and released in 2003. Alan Moore hated it.

The new TV version is being described by The Hollywood Reporter as a ”put pilot”, which means that the pilot is likely to air even if Fox doesn’t order a series.

Michael Green ( Green Lantern , Heroes , Smallville ) is writing and executive producing the pilot, and will be the showrunner if the pilot is picked up for a series.

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Dave Golder
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