Here's Why Fox Decided To Pass On That X-MEN TV Series Revolving Around The HELLFIRE CLUB

Here's Why Fox Decided To Pass On That X-MEN TV Series Revolving Around The HELLFIRE CLUB

When Fox announced plans to bring the X-Men to the small screen, a series revolving around the Hellfire Club was said to be in the works. However, it didn't happen, and you can find out why that was here.

The Hellfire Club made its live-action debut in X-Men: First Class but the villainous group was set to return in a TV series alongside Legion and The Gifted. Unfortunately, the project fell apart back in 2016 and an explanation as to why has now been revealed. Essentially, it boils down to the fact the studio decided the comic book adaptation would have been way too expensive and far too complicated.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that Hellfire never got off the ground simply because "it was too many characters and not enough depth of character."

It appears as if the large ensemble cast was off-putting to Fox and the lack of a sole lead meant they just couldn't get behind the series. Still, there's no denying that it's a shame the trigger wasn't pulled on this one as getting to explore the inner workings of this group and characters like Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost would have been great fun. It also doesn't sound like there are plans to resurrect it. 

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