Hellfire Club Series

Hellfire Club Series in Development at Fox, X-Men's Bryan Singer to EP

Fox’s long-gestating X-Men project is heating up.

The network on Wednesday announced that is formally developing an action-adventure series with Marvel that centers on the villainous gang known as The Hellfire Club.

Tentatively titled Hellfire, the potential series — which counts X-Men vet Bryan Singer among its EPs — will be set in the 1960s and follow a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires (AKA The Hellfire Club) to take over the world. (X-Men: First Class introduced moviegoers to two Hellfire-ians, Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost, as played by Kevin Bacon and January Jones, respectively).

“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,” said Fox president David Madden in a statement. “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.”

Star Trek 3 scribes Patrick McKay and JD Payne will pen the script and serve as EPs alongside Singer and 24 vets Evan Katz and Manny Coto. X-Men‘s Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, as well as Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, will also EP.

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23 Comments
  1. LE says:

    Is the series going to be produced by 20th century tv or ABC Studios? Because I know that FOX has the X-men movie rights but not sure about tv.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Sounds like a good show. Glad Marvel and Fox will work together on the show and Bryan Singer will be an executive producer on the show!

  3. lechatnoir says:

    im totally feeling this. set in the 60s yay

  4. Yolanda says:

    Well there’s no reason they can’t get both January and Kevin to play their respective roles once again. They both have good relations with FOX. January’s on The Last Man on Earth and Kevin was for three seasons on The Following. Get them back to play the roles and I’m in.

    • Dude says:

      January Jones was like the worst Emma Frost ever so I’ll pass. Get Alice Eve to play the role as she was suppose to. Also, Kevin Bacon’s character is dead and was only meant to be a catalyst for Magneto’s story.

    • Delirious says:

      As Dude and Jake mentioned, there IS a reason, being January Jones was truly horrible in the movies. Granted, I’m not a fan of her acting in general, but in First Class, she was the worst part of the movie, by far.

  5. Dj says:

    I wonder what the people At fox had to agree on to get marvel to do this. Because To call the fox/marvel relationship icy is an understatement. Fox had to give something up

    • Adam says:

      I would guess that the Hellfire Club falls under the X-Men umbrella so Fox didn’t need Marvel’s permission to make this

      • The Watcher says:

        Except that Fox only has the Film rights, all the TV rights still reside with Marvel. Hence the Co-Production negotiations.

      • Dj says:

        I think both sides had to sign off on this but I dont know. But this deal feels like a move kevin feige would make. Which is a good thing.

  6. Ram510 says:

    I was going to say “we don’t need anymore superhero shows” but the fact that they are setting it in the 60’s kind of makes it unique. I’ll give it a chance. Hope it’s not too similar to Watchmen tho

  7. Nerd says:

    Hellfire-ians? Hellions! ;)

  8. If Kevin Bacon and January Jones would be willing to reprise their roles, that’d be the cherry on top…
    and something tells me that this could be a prequel to X-Men First Class (just a theory)

  9. Bill says:

    I was hoping the Fx/Marvel tv series we kept hearing about was an X Force or X Factor. I’ll still try this out.

  10. Luis says:

    It will be interesting to see what the public considers the saturation point on comic book shows

  11. datdudemurphy says:

    This is gonna be so bad….

  12. philip says:

    the movie was dumb it was way off base and nothing like the comics, the hellfire club though they have been around since the dawn of time, did not have mutants or do any activity as villains until 1980 so that’s when those two joined the group so why again are they in the 1960’s, they have nothing to do with the birth of the x men or magneto. they were mainly pests for the x factor and the new mutants. so if Bryan singer is going to destroy this series which I hope marvel doesn’t let him, like he has for all the movies. this already sounds like a bad series based off a bad movie!