X-Men Spin-Off Series “Hellfire” Loses Producers

With the announcement of FOX reviving the “24” franchise without Kiefer Sutherland in the upcoming “24: Legacy” event series, it was also revealed that many of the former producers from the action series are returning for the production.

Four of them – Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Patrick McKay and JD Payne – were previously set to produce FOX’s “X-Men” spinoff series “Hellfire”. With them now shifting to “24,” an entirely different creative team will have to come onboard and will be announced soon.

20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television still intend to produce the series about 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.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are still set to executive-produce the series which will now likely arrive in 2017 rather than late 2016. The news isn’t expected to impact the other “X-Men” spin-off series “Legion” which has been setup at FX.

Source: Deadline