Fox’s X-Men Spinoff Series ‘Hellfire Club’ Loses Showrunners; May Premiere Early 2017

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Last year 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment announced that they would be releasing two television series set in Fox’s ever growing X-Men cinematic universe. While we’ve heard some news and details regarding FX’s Legion, it’s been pretty silent regarding the upcoming Hellfire Club series, which will follow a young special agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires to take over the world.

We’ve got some good news and some bad news regarding the X-Men spinoff series. The good news? While speaking during Fox’s portion of the Winter TCA (via /Film), Fox CEO Dana Walden revealed that while we could see it later this year, but it’s more likely that it will premiere 2017.

“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.”

Now on to the bad news for the series. Due to the series being on a slower development track, likely due to the producers focusing on Legion first, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the series has lost showrunners Evan Katz and Manny Coto. The duo will be heading over to Fox’s recently announced 24: Legacy series.

However, this shouldn’t worry you too much as the site reports that the sources say that “Fox remains committed to Hellfire and wants to get it completely right as the X-Men franchise remains a valuable asset for the company”. This matches up with what I’ve been hearing about the project as Fox is hoping to have another Gotham level hit with it.

I’m definitely curious about this series and looking forward to seeing what route they will go with it. With this being a period piece set in the 60s, will we see any of the Hellfire Club members from X-Men: First Class making an appearance? Are you looking forward to the series? What do you think about all of this? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: THR