“Agent Carter” was cancelled all too quickly, “Inhumans” bombed on impact, “Marvel’s Most Wanted” never made it to series, and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is hardly a juggernaut in the ratings despite its longevity.
Nevertheless, and even with competition from Netflix, Freeform and Disney’s upcoming streaming service, ABC is set to push forward with more shows based on Marvel properties.
Speaking at the TCA Upfronts yesterday, ABC network president Channing Dungey tells THR that there are several Marvel projects in the works: “We’re cooking up a couple things for broadcast. There’s one that I want to talk about and [Marvel TV head] Jeph Loeb won’t let me.”
Both an untitled series from “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley, and a series based on the property “Damage Control” have been reported as in development at one point or another but neither has had any progress in months.
Dungey also spoke about the delay of the sixth season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to the Summer of next year, saying: “It’s my hope that by moving it to summer, where our live-same-day ratings are less important and it might be able to continue for longer.”