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FOX IN DEVELOPMENT ON "HELLFIRE" (working title)
Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory to Executive-Produce; Patrick McKay and JD Payne to Write Script
Marvel Television and 20th Century Fox Television to Co-Produce
FOX is in development on an action-adventure series, HELLFIRE (working title), it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Set in the late 1960s, the series - which will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling the physical production - follows a young Special Agent who learns 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.
"We are thrilled to partner with Marvel to bring this world to television and build upon the vibrant mythology that has captivated fans for years," said Madden. "These powerful and dynamic characters are complicated and larger-than-life, the pace and visual imagination are unrelenting, and the story takes place during one of the most explosive eras in recent history. We are so looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team."
"HELLFIRE is a unique opportunity to be able to go deeper with some of these extraordinary characters, but to also dramatize new characters and give TV viewers a chance to experience this expanded world in an explosive way that everyone will be talking about," commented Jonathan Davis, President, Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television. "The action at the center of HELLFIRE will be dynamic and will satisfy the rabid fans, but that said, newcomers will surely be addicted too!"
HELLFIRE is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Evan Katz ("24: Live Another Day"), Manny Coto ("24"), Patrick McKay ("Star Trek 3") and JD Payne ("Star Trek 3") are co-creators. McKay and Payne will write the pilot script, based on a story by Katz, Coto, McKay and Payne. Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Wolverine"), Bryan Singer ("X-Men: Days of Future Past," "X-Men: Apocalypse"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Days of Future Past," "Fantastic Four"), Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "Marvel's Daredevil") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Marvel's Daredevil") will executive-produce the pilot, alongside Katz and Coto, who will serve as showrunners.
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About Twentieth Century Fox Television
A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry's most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the smash sensation EMPIRE, from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer; the five-time Emmy Award-winning blockbuster comedy "Modern Family"; the pop culture phenomenon anthology series "American Horror Story"; the critically acclaimed "Fresh Off The Boat"; the hit comedy THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, starring Will Forte; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS. The studio's cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning "Homeland"; the critically acclaimed "The Americans" (with FX Productions); and Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's upcoming anthology series, "American Crime Story." New series this season include SCREAM QUEENS from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan; GRANDFATHERED, starring John Stamos; THE GRINDER, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage; and "Life In Pieces," from Justin Adler and Jason Winer. Twentieth Century Fox Television is a division of Fox Television Group, led by Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden.
About Marvel Entertainment
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