10/14/15 - In a two-project agreement
between Marvel and Fox Networks Group, FX and Fox are moving
ahead with two TV dramas set in the world of X-Men, both
executive produced by Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and
Simon Kinberg as well as Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim
Chory. FX has given a pilot order to Legion,
written/executive produced by Noah Hawley, while Fox has
closed deals to develop the long-rumored Hellfire created by
Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Patrick McKay and JD Payne.
Neither series has the X-Men branding though both are
set in the same universe.
Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he
was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness.
Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of
psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange
encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the
possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees
might be real. He’s based on the Marvel comics character
Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier.
Set in the late 1960s, Hellfire 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.