ABC is doubling down on its female-skewing audience to take another swing at launching a new Marvel series.
Deadline reports that ABC has given a production commitment to an untitled hourlong drama centered on a group of lesser known, female Marvel superheroes. Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg has been tapped to pen the script, and that's about all she wrote on this new series, since, in true Marvel fashion, further details are being kept under lock and key.
After debuting Marvel's Inhumans to less than stellar reviews from critics and fans alike (and then quietly letting the series die a silent death), ABC has been on the hunt for a new Marvel series to fill the hole. Given that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is also not likely to last much longer (though that show continues to keep kicking every time we think it's down for the count), there's potentially a lot riding on this new female-centric series.
The only question that remains is whether the series will exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe like Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Runaways(and the potential limited series that could air on the Disney streaming service). At least we can rest assured that if these lady superheroes do, in fact, exist in the same world as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) — and it seems likely that they would based on how ABC series have operated in the past — their series will premiere after the next installment of the Avengers debuts, letting them opt out of including Thanos' big snap.