Marvel TV has been growing bigger and bigger every year, but it originally began on ABC with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2013. Since then, the two have collaborated on Agent Carter and Inhumans, which were both short-lived, while Freeform has Cloak and Dagger. But ABC has talked about bringing in a new Marvel series soon, specifically with a female lead. And now, it’s moving forward.
Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg is developing an untitled Marvel series for ABC, which has given it a production commitment. The show is about female superheroes in the Marvel Universe, and it is expected to focus on lesser-known characters. No word on who exactly those characters are, but the sky’s the limit. In addition to writing, Heinberg is producing with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.
This move comes as Marvel is increasing its lineup of female-led properties, both on film and television. Netflix’s Jessica Jones has been a big hit, while a Scarlet Witch series is in the works at Disney Play. There are also movies for Captain Marvel, Black Widow, and Ms. Marvel in development. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Kevin Feige has talked about his plans to heavily increase the number of lead female characters in the MCU.
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