Fox's X-MEN Spin-Off Series HELLFIRE Loses Showrunners To 24: LEGACY
Earlier, we received news that Fox's upcoming X-Men spin-off series Hellfire wouldn't be arriving until early 2017. Now, we have a much bigger update.
With Fox's upcoming X-Men spin-off series Hellfire expected to now arrive in 2017, at the earliest, the original creators have decided to bow out and shift their focus to Fox's upcoming Jack Bauer-less 24 spin-off 24: Legacy. Come check it out to learn more!
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that co-creators/writers Evan Katz & Manny Coto have left the project. Patrick McKay & John D. Payne, who worked with Katz & Coto to develop the story and were set to pen the script, have also exited.
Before you get ahead of yourself and think the worst, here's why the original creators have decided to switch gears - it's because Hellfire is on a much slower development path, as evidenced by its expected 2017 premiere date, and with 24: Legacy, Fox's new Jack Bauer-less 24 continuation, receiving a pilot order for this upcoming television season, Katz & Coto, who both served as executive producers on 24 & 24: Live Another Day, decided to shift their focus to the more imminent series.
According to the report, Fox remains highly committed to the superhero spin-off series, which follows a young special agent who crosses paths with a power-hungry woman with extraordinary powers, subsequently learning that she's working with a secret society of millionaires, known as The Hellfire Club, to take over the world. THR adds that Fox is working extra hard to make sure they get it completely right as the X-Men franchise remains a highly valuable and lucrative property for the company.
On a final note, there is hope that if Hellfire goes to series, and their Batman-prequel series Gotham gets renewed for a third season, that the network would have dramas airing from both comic book juggernauts - Marvel & DC Comics.
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