Marvel has really been dominating lately in its field of female-forward action. And while we’re stoked about Captain Marvel coming to theaters in March, it would be cool to see more female superheroes on TV as well, to get us through while we’re in between Marvel films. Now, with the MCU thriving on streaming services, an all-new female-centric Marvel series in in the works over at ABC.
In typical Marvel fashion, details about the series are being kept on the DL, but we do know this: ABC has committed to an hour-long drama starring the lesser-known female characters within the MCU. The series is being written by Allan Heinberg, who crafted DC’s big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman.
This leaves us to question what qualifies characters as “lesser-known.” She-Hulk? Kamala Khan? America Chavez? All well-known to the comic community, but not so much to MCU buffs.
It’s also worth mentioning that this announcement comes shortly after Marvel Studios announced plans to develop several live-action limited series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Those shows will be produced by Kevin Feige, while the ABC series will be produced by Jeph Loeb and Marvel TV.
The series would fit in perfectly into ABC’s current lineup with a strong appeal to women such as Shondaland dramas Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and the recently departed Scandal.