Marvel and Fox are working on two TV shows focusing on the B list mutants, Hellfire and Legion. Hardcore comic fans here me out. The average TV watcher or comic fan knows little about these two groups, so it's safe to say they aren't as popular. Anywho, Hellfire (working title) will air on Fox while Legion is sure to be the darker of the two will air on FX. While neither series will connect with MCU there is a chance both series will tie into the X-Men Movie Universe.
Hell Fire, which was introduced to us during Days of Future Past will be set in the 1960s. According to Marvel (2015), "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."
Legion will be based off the long lost son (one of my favorite mutants) of Professor X. According to Marvel (2015) "FX Networks has offered the pilot for Legion, the story of a troubled young man who may be more than human." The announcement came from FX Presidents Nick Grad and Eric Schrier. A little more about the pilot was introduced which focuses on David Heller (Legion) as a teenager who was diagnosed with schizophrenia who learns more about himself from a fellow patient. Noah Hawley who wrote For Fargo and Bones will write the Pilot and serve as Exec. Producer along with contributors from Days of Future Past including Bryan Singer and Lauren Shuler.
This is some good, no great news for comic fans and TV fans alike. The two powerhouses that divided fans, made them angry, made them happy, and made them sad finally decided to work together. Fox took a page out of Sony's book realizing maybe working together with the actual source would be wise. I for one am excited to see what Fox and Marvel will cook up. Hopefully something can happen with Fantastic 4's rights so we can really see how epic things can get.
What are your thoughts of the two joining forces? Will there be superhero fatigue? Do you think X-Men could work on TV?
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