FOX Orders 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Pilot

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July 9th, 2013

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

FOX has ordered a pilot based on the graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The 1999 comic already was the inspiration for  a 2003 film.  Michael Green (Green Lantern, Kings, Heroes) will be the project's showrunner.  The premise concerns a group of Victoria characters including Dr. Jekyl, Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo and the Invisible Man working together. This is a "put"pilot, which means that even if the network opts not to greenlight a series, it is obligated to air the pilot. More details as they become available

 
  • Jake

    When is this for? Midseason? Next summer?? The 2014 fall season???

  • CBSviewer

    FOX already orders Pilot ! If the Show is picked up it will probably air mid-season or during Summer (Maybe networks finally realized Shows can work during Summer).

  • Jermal

    @CBSviewer
    The fall 2013-14 broadcast tv schedule is from September 2013 to August 2014 so yeah they are even airing shows for the summer.

  • The End

    Makes me wonder if this will get beyond the pilot stage personally.

  • samurai99

    Oh yeah! This is going to be great!

  • Simon Jester

    No no no no NO! The film adaptation was a mockery… and I have no confidence that Fox can do better.

  • Celoriu

    A “put pilot” commitment doesn’t mean that the network must air the pilot. It’s just a guarantee that the pilot itself will be produced, as opposed to other pilot scripts that are bought and then discarded by the producing studios.

    Wikipedia is great but it isn’t always right.

  • mrsachmo

    just want to know when it will be canceled.

  • cimmer

    Interesting. I don’t like the showrunner but I’ll take a wait and see approach.

  • Kaylie

    Sometimes I wonder if Fox really thinks about their decisions on scheduling or shows. They should be embarrassed.

  • Guardian Owl

    Kings was great so that’s reason enough for me to give it a look.

  • Eric_Philly

    Here’s hoping!

  • prettyboycasanova

    @Celoriu Yes it does, otherwise the network will have to pay substantial fees. I love when idiots try to put down other people and end up looking even worse.

  • Ravenrei

    Put pilot agreements tend to come with big penalties if the series isn’t greenlit, hence why a lot of them are picked up.

    Seeing that this is coming from somebody who made Kings just makes me miss Kings. That was an awesome series, but it seems American tastes don’t tend towards slow-moving shows. By the time the action picked up, it was too late.

  • cimmer

    @Celoriu is correct, pilots are not always aired or they may be aired literally years later. NBC had a pilot we’ve never seen for police station run by magic if I remember correctly just a few years ago. I always wanted to see that. And Syfy never burned off their Three Inches pilot until long after most of us had forgotten they’d even announced it. There have been many other shows over the years. I’ve never understood not airing the pilots myself, especially when the network has already decided not to pick up the series; I mean they might as well make something off the time and money spent but for whatever reason, they often just put them on the shelf. So, hopefully Fox will decide this pilot is worthy of viewing by the public but it’s not a sure thing.

  • mike

    Hope it suceeds,but i believe it,s already a flop

  • Andrew

    Is this animated or live action?

  • Neil

    @cimmer

    17th Precinct from Ronald D. Moore.

    Will ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ suck like the film?

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