Currently, ABC has only one Marvel TV show, that being Agents of SHIELD. We know that Inhumans failed to capture an audience and Marvel’s Most Wanted was canned before it ever got going. We have heard that Damage Control was being developed ages ago, then nothing since, so are ABC still making Marvel TV shows? According to ABC President Channing Dungey, the answer is yes.
Dungey recently spoke with THR about various ABC updates and in the interview she talked a little about Marvel, here is what she said.
“We’re cooking up a couple things for broadcast, there’s one that I want to talk about and [Marvel TV head] Jeph Loeb won’t let me.”
Exactly what these are, whether this includes Damage Control or something new, we just don’t know? Dungey also talked about plans for Agents of SHIELD, currently filming its sixth season. This season was initially touted as the final season of the show, but Dungey hopes it can carry on for longer.
“It’s my hope that by moving it to summer, where our live-same-day ratings are less important and it might be able to continue for longer.”
If there’s anything I could give for advice to ABC about Marvel, it would be to think of the story first. The Marvel movies have made fans care about the characters, that’s why we keep coming back for more. Whereas ABC seems to come at Marvel properties in a very old-fashioned and typically network TV approach. Inhumans as an idea was ambitious, but in execution, it should never have gotten past the script stage in the state it was in. Not only that, but the casting and performances felt like something from Knight Rider rather than Marvel.
I guess I just feel there is so much more they could be doing and Cloak and Dagger feels more like the direction they should be heading in.
What do you think, happy to have some more ABC Marvel shows on the way, or would you rather they moved in a different direction? Sound off in the usual place below.
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