'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' ordered for TV: How Will It Compete With S.H.I.E.L.D?
Looks like Fox wants to go up against the Green Arrow and S.H.I.E.L.D. The network has ordered a pilot of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a comic series from Kevin O'Neill and Alan Moore, who also created Watchmen and V for Vendetta. The comic is set in the Victorian age, with classic literary characters, like Captain Nemo and the Invisible Man, forming the League to fight against villains. This isn't the comic's first adaptation — in 2003, it was made into a film starring Sean Connery. The show will be written and produced by Michael Green, who has had plenty of superhero experience writing for Heroes, Smallville, and the Green Lantern movie.
With this latest addition, TV seems to be the newest destination for comic books, as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, if Fox gave it a series order, would have to compete with The CW's extremely successful Arrow and ABC's highly-anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Not to mention the countless superhero blockbusters that are released every year. Now if Batman could just record an album, superheroes would have all facets of entertainment covered.