Marvel CCO Kevin Feige In Talks With ABC To Develop New Superhero Series
2020 will mark the end of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first live-action series set in the MCU. However, with the Disney+ streaming service dominating the streaming wars, Marvel TV will live on. ABC, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, is still interested in the superhero game. As first reported by Deadline, the network is in early negotiations with Marvel Head Kevin Feige to bring superheroes back to primetime.
During a recent conversation the Winter TCA Press Tour, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke revealed that the network’s relationship remains strong.
“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.”
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Feige has taken a more hands-on approach in regards to Marvel Television. Last month, it was revealed that Marvel Studios would be absorbing Marvel Television in an attempt to bring the big-screen characters to TV. 2020 will see the premieres of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision on Disney+. Furthermore, this new series will be in addition to the previously announced female superhero series in development at ABC.
Previously, ABC has aired a few Marvel programs. In addition to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and mini-series Slingshot aired as well. Moreover, Marvel Television tried to develop a S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, Marvel’s Most Wanted, starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood reprising their roles of Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter.
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