ABC Courting MARVEL STUDIOS For New TV Series

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ABC and Marvel Studios are in early talks for a possible new TV series at the network.

"We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [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," ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke told Deadline. "Right now, Marvel’s focus has been on Disney+, as it should be."

According to the Hollywood trade, Burke went on to say that specific characters had not been discussed.

ABC reported desires would seemingly be driven by both Feige’s superlative track record but also wanting to get back to the original premise of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - a network series closely related to the hugely-successful theartrical films.

In recent years, particularly after Feige successfully branched off Marvel Studios from Marvel Entertainment as its own entity, the relationship between the Marvel films and TV shows have been effectively non-existent.

This would be Marvel Studios' first collaboration with ABC; Marvel Television (a division at Marvel reportedly to be absorbed by Marvel Studios) were the ones previously working with ABC on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and several other announced projects that never saw fruition like Marvel's Most Wanted, and Damage Control.

Back in September 2018, ABC ordered an unspecified female-centric Marvel show from Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg, but no further details have been released to indicate that the project is still in development. In 2015 it was revealed comic book writer/Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley was developing a Marvel show for ABC but that too never came to fruition. 

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