The Marvel fandom is definitely losing their damn minds right now because when Marvel brings news, it brings it hard.
This week we have a new Daredevil poster and the long-awaited, already beloved Captain Marvel trailer. It’s not enough yet, though. We also have news of a new Marvel series focusing on female heroes.
Yes, that’s right. According to Deadline, Marvel is developing a new drama series focusing on female characters with superpowers for ABC. The network has already given a production commitment to the hourlong series, whose pilot was penned by Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg.
Heinberg will also executive produce the series with Marvel TV Head, Jeph Loeb.
Deadline can’t say what the series is about, as Marvel is keeping things close to the vest. However, sources did tell them that it focuses on lesser known Marvel heroes.
Color us curious.
There are a number of teams that the series can draw on. The most recent one is A-Force (pictured above), which was Marvel’s female Avengers. There are also the Lady Liberators and the Fearless Defenders.
ABC has trying to get another strong Marvel series going for years. (The ratings for the shows tend to be a bit weaker than they would like.) Perhaps the well-received Jessica Jones and Captain Marvel trailer helped Heinberg’s script stand out, which was a strong contender apparently. (Originally Jessica Jones was going to air on ABC way back in the day. It even had Carol Danvers in it! So even though Disney owns both ABC and Marvel, they still have to be kicking themselves for passing on it.)
We’re hoping this will be a part of the 2019-2020 TV season, but nothing has been confirmed yet.