ABC is reportedly in ‘active talks’ about adapting a new superhero series based around a Marvel female superhero character.
The news comes as “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set to finish after its upcoming seventh season next year. The plan is to ensure that there is at least one Marvel property is on air on the major broadcast network at any given time.
It’s not clear however if the adaptation is being lined up for the broadcaster’s traditional development season or will be developed off-cycle and given a mid-season bow. ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke says the series will fit in with its strategy of female-focused superheroes and is “something brand new, mostly.”
The project is not the same as the one Marvel Television and ABC Studios developed last year with writer Allan Heinberg. ABC’s last attempt at another superhero show was the heavily-panned “Inhumans,” though their earlier “Agent Carter” TV series remains one of the more well-received critically of all of Marvel’s TV efforts to date.