Captain Nemo could be coming to the small screen and he’s bringing some friends with him. Fox today gave a put pilot commitment to League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The one-hour drama is based on comic guru Alan Moore and illustrator Kevin O’Neill’s multi-volume series featuring Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dracula’s Mina Harker, the Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Michael Green will serve as executive producer/showrunner for the 20th Century Fox TV-produced project, with Erwin Stoff also executive producing. Neither Moore nor O’Neill is involved in the project, which marks the studio’s first major drama sale to Fox this development season and comes just under a year after Gotham creator Green inked an overall two-year deal with 20th TV for cable and broadcast projects in conjunction with Stoff.
The Victorian Era-based series from the Watchmen and V For Vendetta creator was first published in 1999, with subsequent volumes moving through time to the contemporary UK. Of course this isn’t the first adaptation of League. 20th Century Fox put out a feature adaptation in 2003 starring Sean Connery and Jason Flemyng among others. The tepid box office response killed off any plans for a franchise.
Green is repped by WME, 3 Arts and attorneys Patti Felker and Bruce Gellman.