According to THR, Michael Green, a writer known for his work on both Smallville and Heroes, will write and executive produce a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen pilot for Fox. For those who don't know, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is both a really incredible series of graphic novels and one of the worst super hero films ever made. So from that perspective, the show has a 50/50 shot of being worthwhile!
Despite my excitement for the upcoming SHIELD show, I'm largely distrustful of televised superheroes. Long-form storytelling could be very good for the genre, but I have very little faith in people getting that right.
The attraction this time is the collection of classic literary characters Green will be able to use, both from Moore's source material and probably some new ones thrown in just for the heck of it. Once you let go of how much all this must irritate Alan Moore, it has a shot at being entertaining. Maybe.
In the eyes of most viewers, people who probably don't even remember the Sean Connery film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will have to worry more about its resemblance to Showtime's upcoming Penny Dreadful than anything, a show which basically has the same premise but with a horror focus.
In any case, if this show gets green lit, I'm just that much closer to finally seeing Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox together on the small screen. For that reason alone, my fingers are crossed.