At the Fox portion of the winter TCA, the network gave updates on several projects, including the X-Men spinoff TV series, Hellfire Club. When asked how soon the show could premiere, Fox CEO Dana Walden said it's possible but unlikely the show debuts this year.
"Unlikely it would be the fall. Potentially midseason but no immediate plans. We’re still working on Hellfire Club. Obviously those executive producers are very busy with the film franchise and the FX show, so not sure."
Hellfire Club will be a period drama, set in the 1960s. The series will be jointly produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Television. Serving as executive producers are Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Patrick McKay and JD Payne are writing the script from a story first concieved by Katz and Coto.
The Hellfire Club superhero drama is one of two Marvel television projects at Fox. The network is also developing a TV series around Prof. X's estranged son, David Haller.