FOX & Marvel Plan “Hellfire” TV Series

FOX is currently developing the action-adventure series “Hellfire” based around ‘The Hellfire Club’ fictional society from the Marvel Comics and seen on screen before in “X-Men: First Class”. 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television will produce the project.

Set in the late 1960s, the series follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires, known as ‘The Hellfire Club,’ to take over the world.

It’s not specified if the “X-Men” universe will tie-in with this series, but “X-Men” film series producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg are all set to executive produce alongside “Marvel’s Daredevil” producers Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

Evan Katz (“24: Live Another Day”), Manny Coto (“24”), Patrick McKay and JD Payne (“Star Trek Beyond”) are co-creators. McKay and Payne will write the pilot script while Katz and Coto will serve as show runners.

David Madden, President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, says: “We are thrilled to partner with Marvel to bring this world to television and build upon the vibrant mythology that has captivated fans for years. These powerful and dynamic characters are complicated and larger-than-life, the pace and visual imagination are unrelenting, and the story takes place during one of the most explosive eras in recent history. We are so looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team.”