With “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” wrapping this year after seven years, ABC will no longer have a Marvel show on air after 2020.
So far the Alphabet has had limited success with their Marvel series – “Inhumans” was a disaster, “Most Wanted” never made it out of development, a series John Ridley was developing seems to have been abandoned, and “SHIELD” had a solid reliable audience but average reviews. Their sole acclaimed effort, “Agent Carter,” sadly was cut all too short.
That may be about to change however. ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, speaking at a TCA panel this week, says that the network is actively in talks with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige about a new Marvel series for them:
“We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’] go, it’s been a big part of our history. We’re looking forward to working with Kevin Feige and we’re at the very beginning of conversations with him now about what a Marvel and ABC show might look like. Right now, Marvel’s focus has been on Disney+, as it should be.”
The news comes as a surprise as with the closing down of much of Marvel TV, Marvel Studios is running most of the company’s small screen product in the future and tying it heavily into both the MCU continuity and the Disney+ streaming service.
What the series might be is anyone’s guess for now.