ABC Remains Marvel TV’s “Mothership”

Marvel Television is all over the place at this point. ABC has “Agents of SHIELD” and “Inhumans,” Netflix has six shows, Hulu has “Runaways,” and Freeform has both “Cloak and Dagger” and “New Warriors” on the way. All up, things are spread pretty wide.

In an interview this week, Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb has revealed that despite all those shows on other broadcasting stations and platforms, the Disney-owned ABC remains their first port of call when shopping new shows around. He also tells CBR they have more projects together in the pipeline:

ÔÇťAbsolutely. Obviously these aren’t things I can talk about. But look, as it is with every single one of the networks that we have gotten with that this is with, and whether it’s Fox or it’s FX or it’s Freeform, or it’s Hulu, or it’s Netflix, ABC is always going to be our mothership. It is a Disney-owned network. We are a Disney-owned corporation and we’re a good fit for each other.”

I think people confuse the fact that we go to other networks as a sign that we’re not on ABC. The truth of the matter is that those shows weren’t appropriate for us to be on ABC. How do we know that? We talk to ABC and we talk about what is it that you’re looking for?”

Marvel TV’s relationship with ABC has hit rough waters in the past, most notably the cancellation of “Agent Carter” which fans were not happy with, and the scrapping of “Marvel’s Most Wanted” in the pilot stage. ABC and Marvel are currently developing a Jessica Jones-esque show together.