X-Men ‘Hellfire’ TV Series in Development at Fox

1960s-set Marvel Comics adaptation will be produced by Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner

Fox is developing “Hellfire,” a potential TV series based on the villainous organization from the pages of Marvel’s X-Men comics, TheWrap has learned.

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.

The Hellfire Club has traditionally tangled with the X-Men in the Marvel books, and was previously featured in the Fox movie “X-Men: First Class,” in which the group comprised Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz , Jason Flemyng and Alex Gonzalaz.

“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 Fox Entertainment President David Madden in a statement. “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 co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Patrick McKay and JD Payne are co-creators. McKay and Payne will write the pilot script, based on a story by Katz, Coto, McKay and Payne.

Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive-produce the pilot, alongside Katz and Coto, who will serve as showrunners