ABC And Marvel Eying ĎAvengersí-Themed TV Series
After scoring huge at the box office with its Avengers movie, Marvel is looking to explore the mythology on the small screen too. Iíve learned that Marvelís TV division is in conversation with ABC and ABC Studios about doing a drama series in the Avengers world. I hear that the connection to the Avengers franchise would be light as the project is expected to be set in the universe and feature some of its themes and feel, but may not include any characters from Joss Whedonís blockbuster. I hear the project is in a nascent stage, described as ďa kernel of an idea,Ē with a number of scenarios being explored, including a high-concept cop show. Marvel has already given the Avengers the animated treatment with Disney XDís The Avengers: Earthís Mightiest Heroes and the upcoming Avengers Assemble.
Establishing a primetime foothold has been a priority for Disney-owned Marvel. The company has developed several projects for ABC Studios over the last couple of years, one of which, a Hulk series, is still in the works. Search is under way for a new writer to pen the project.