X-Men Spinoff TV Series Hellfire Loses Showrunners, Won't Go To Pilot This Season


According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television's X-Men spinoff television series, Hellfire, has lost its showrunners and a couple other members of its creative team.

Writers Evan Katz (24: Live Another Day) and Manny Coto (24) co-created Hellfire, but are exiting the project to go work on the Jack Bauer-less 24 reboot, 24: Legacy. Fellow co-creators, Patrick McKay and JD Payne, the pair that wrote the pilot script, are also out.

THR's sources inform them that "the X-Men drama is not likely to go to pilot this season as it remains on a slower track" and "Fox remains committed to Hellfire and wants to get it completely right."

Hellfire's debut was discussed at the Television Critics Association. "Unlikely it would be the fall," said Fox chairman and CEO Dana Walden (via Slash Film). "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." Interesting that Walden referred to the show as Hellfire Club. Title change?


The show 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.