Marvel is developing a live-action “Ms. Marvel” TV series for its upcoming streaming service Disney+ with British writer and comedian Bisha K. Ali to write and act as showrunner. Ali is currently a staff writer on Hulu’s series remake of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
The comic and heroine has existed since 1976 with the character Carol Danvers using the name for her crime-fighting escapades before eventually taking on the Captain Marvel mantle in 2012.
The latest incarnation, and the one the show will be focusing on, is a Pakistani American teenager named Kamela Khan and Marvel’s first Muslim character to be lead her own comics title.
Khan lives in a religious family in New Jersey who is trying to find her own way whilst dealing with her polymorphous powers (she can stretch and shapeshift).
The show is expected to be formally announced during Friday’s Disney+ presentation. No timetable has been set for the show and it unclear how or if the show will fit into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Heat Vision