It’s a Marvel Comics world conquest with two new TV series from Marvel currently under development with two different networks. The Marvel Universe is bringing to life “Legion” at FX and “Hellfire” at FOX. Read on to find out more.
You cannot throw a pebble without it hitting a couple of Marvel comics superheroes these days, and it’s about to get a lot more crowded. According to official Marvel sources, “Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley will be making a “Legion” TV series at FOX, featuring the mutant son of Professor X. Joining Hawley are Marvel studios staple: Bryan Singer, Jeph Loeb and Simon Kinberg, among others.
FX has already ordered the pilot, with the official logline:
“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.”
The “Legion” in comics is a vastly powerful mutant with multiple personality disorder, with each personality manifesting a different power. And his personalities are as different as to range from an alien, to a sumo-wrestler, to a guy who turns other people into Salt. Hawley’s “Fargo” has been one of the best received TV series of last year, so he seems like the right person to helm this epic project.
On the other hand, Marvel has “Hellfire Club” being developed at the network. It follows a young special agent in the 1960’s who discovers “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.”
In the comics, “Hellfire Club” consists of varied mutants titled with the names different chess pieces. Most recently, the white queen, Emma Frost and The Black King Sebastian Shaw were seen as the main antagonists in “X-Men : First Class.”
Marvel, it would seem, is steadily on its way to dominate the small screens.
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