ABC Declines Female Marvel Superhero Drama Project

by Erik Amaya

 

ABC’s latest attempt at another Marvel Television project has gone kaput.

Deadline reports the network has passed on a television project written by Wonder Woman‘s Allan Heinberg and centering on a number of female Marvel Superheroes. It is unclear which characters were featured in the project, but for argument sake, let’s say it was She-Hulk and Spider-Woman. Of course, that’s just our desire to see both characters land their own television shows; She-Hulk in particular.

It is unclear if the project will be redeveloped or if it will be chucked in the bin next to Marvel’s Most Wanted and a seemingly forgotten project with 12 Years A Slave‘s John Ridley.

The site reports getting a second Marvel series on the air is a priority for the network. Previously, ABC had a second program in the form of Marvel’s Agent Carter; a fine series which never attracted the audience ABC was looking for. Although, it has a strong following clamoring for a revival even today. The network’s second attempt at a companion to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was Marvel’s Most Wanted, a series focused on S.H.I.E.L.D. characters Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). Initially pitched during S.H.I.E.L.D‘s second season, it was retooled during the series’ third season. Palicki and Blood left the series to shoot the Most Wanted pilot, which saw the two disavowed agents adventuring across the world while trying to clear their names. ABC passed with Palicki leaving the S.H.I.E.L.D world all together. Blood made a one-episode return in S.H.I.E.L.D‘s fifth season.

That series will return for its sixth season in the summer. A seventh season has already been commissioned.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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