Hellfire Series No Go….

Posted: 08/09/2016 in Uncategorized

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X-Men: Hellfire Club TV Series Appears to be Dead

No go might be due to ‘chilling’ relations between Fox and Kinberg/Singer with the recent perceived under-peformance of “Age of Apocalypse”, but who can say…? REC

 

News Mike Cecchini

8/8/2016 at 6:47PM

The X-Men expanded universe Hellfire Club TV series is no longer coming to Fox.

Well, those of you hoping to see some of the kinky weirdness of the X-Men’s Hellfire Club make it to TV in a series are out of luck. It doesn’t appear to be happening, with Fox choosing instead to focus on their other mysterious (and still untitled) X-Men TV project, and Hellfire seems to be dead.

“We did see an early draft of Hellfire and there was a lot of work to be done,” Fox Television CEO Dana Walden told SlashFilm at the TCAs, “(executive producers) Manny (Coto) and Evan (Katz) were getting very busy with the new 24. At a certain point we all regrouped, together with Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb at Marvel and really made a decision.”

“I would say if there was anything about Hellfire that was not ideal for us it felt like a show that wanted to live as a feature rather than really taking advantage of what television does best: exploring relationships and characters and smaller moments,” she added. “It doesn’t mean it can’t feel like a big show but Hellfire felt more like another installment of the features.”

 

This is after an earlier article that pronounced the following:

Forget about the tepid Inhumans on Agents of SHIELD. Marvel’s mutants are about to stampede across television.

Hellfire is about (guess what?) the Hellfire Club, but it seems to have quite a bit in common with X-Men: First Class, in that it’s a period piece set in the ’60s. This one deals with an as yet unnamed special agent who has to infiltrate the Hellfire Club after learning that a woman within has “special abilities” and doesn’t exactly have humanity’s best interests at heart.

Hellfire is a unique opportunity to be able to go deeper with some of these extraordinary characters, but to also dramatize new characters and give TV viewers a chance to experience this expanded world in an explosive way that everyone will be talking about,” commented Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television in a statement.  “The action at the center of Hellfire will be dynamic and will satisfy the rabid fans, but that said, newcomers will surely be addicted too!”

 

Source: Den of Geek

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