FOX Starts ‘World War III” Event Series From ‘X-Men’ Writer David Hayter
Like many networks, FOX has been making stronger and stronger pushes into the "event series" model, most prominently to be featured in 2014 with '24' revival '24: Live Another Day' and M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming spooker 'Wayward Pines.' Now, the network may have put into development its most epic event series yet, starting the self-describing series 'World War III'!
News of the forthcoming apocalypse comes to us from Deadline (of course it would), elaborating of 'World War III' that the David Hayter ('X-Men')-written series will chronicle "a perfect storm of world events [that] places us in the center of a global battle which may bring the world as we know it to an end."
Hayter will also serve as showrunner and executive produce along with 'Hatfields & McCoys' producer Leslie, Greif, for a production to be backed by FX productions. So far, FOX has ordered Hayter's pilot script and a bible for the series, in order to flesh out a potential multi-season arc, though the series remains in a nascent stage.
The increased call for "event series" at major networks could definitely propel 'World War III' forward, especially given the nature of the series would reach beyond a typical sci-fi audience. Think 'Revolution,' without the niche. We'll keep an ear to the ground for the latest, but tell us if you'd watch FOX's 'World War III' in the comments!