Fox Developing ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Adaptation

20th Century Fox TV drama is the studio's first big sale for the upcoming development season

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a TV adaptation of “League of Extraordinary Gentleman.”

Drama, based on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novel of the same name, will be penned by “Green Lantern” scribe Michael Green. Green will serve as showrunner, and exec produce alongside “The Matrix’s” Erwin Stoff.

“League” will center on Victorian-era literary characters, including Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as they team to fight a common enemy.

20th Century Fox TV will produce the project, and the commitment from Fox marks 20th’s first significant drama sale for the forthcoming development season. Project also marks Fox’s first serious foray in the graphic novel/comic book realm, one that ABC is testing this fall with Marvel series “SHIELD.”

Moore and O’Neill’s graphic novel was adapted into a feature film starring Sean Connery a decade ago and distributed by 20th Century Fox, though the pic garnered mostly negative reviews from critics. “League” did not pan out into a film franchise.

“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” comic book series has been in publication since 1999.

Michael Green is repped by WME, 3 Arts and attorneys Patti Felker and Bruce Gellman.

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